Extraordinary Measures

Extraordinary Measures
Extraordinary Measures
  • PG
  • 1h 46m
  • 2010
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Fate and determination push idealistic father, John Crowley (Brendan Fraser, The Mummy) into joining forces with reclusive medical researcher, Dr. Robert Stonehill (Academy Award® nominee Harrison Ford, Best Actor in a leading role, Witness, 1985). Together, this unlikely pair face impossible odds as they battle the entire medical establishment and time itself to find a cure before it’s too late. Also starring Golden Globe® winner Kerri Russell, Extraordinary Measures is a true story of the power of love and faith against impossible odds. Inspired by the book “The Cure” by Pulitzer Prize Winning Writer Greeta Anand.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten28%
Critics Consensus: Despite a timely topic and a pair of heavyweight leads, Extraordinary Measures never feels like much more than a made-for-TV tearjerker.
Reviews
Film.com
Jonathan F. Richards
Rotten

Harrison Ford still retains enough of his old movie star magic to ramp up the electricity a bit wh...

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Trevor Johnston
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Moderately illuminating in parts, but the clich (C)s of cinematic suffering tend to overwhelm it.

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
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Fraser's blandness makes for a deeply uninteresting fit with Ford's supposedly adorable grumpiness...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Tom Seymour
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Vaughan and scriptwriter Robert Nelson Jacobs have plumped for the ~one man against all odds(TM) p...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Mediocre medical drama is too heavy for young viewers.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that despite its PG rating, this Harrison Ford medical drama features the kind of mature themes and strong language (including "s--t," "bulls--t," and "a--hole") usually associated with PG-13 movies. The movie focuses on a couple dealing with their children's life-threatening genetic disease; consequently, several scenes depict sick kids who are near death (and their inconsolable parents) -- which might be too heavy for tweens and young teens. The film's overall messages, however, are positive, as viewers see parents doing everything they possibly can to find a way to save their dying children.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:January 22, 2010
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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