Extraordinary Measures
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Extraordinary Measures
Supported by his beautiful wife Aileen and their three children, John is on the fast track. But just as his career is taking off, Crowley walks away from it all when his two youngest children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with a fatal disease. Crowley teams up with scientist, Dr. Robert Stonehill. Together they form a bio-tech company focused on developing a life-saving drug. One driven to prove himself and his theories, the other by a chance to save his children, this unlikely alliance eventually develops into mutual respect as they battle the medical and business establishments in a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

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"Harrison Ford still retains enough of his old movie star magic to ramp up the electricity a bit when he's onscreen, but this only makes you want to see him do something that makes better use of his gifts. Brendan Fraser just seems to grow bigger over the"
‑ Jonathan F. Richards, Film.com
"It sometimes feels like one of those "disease of the week" TV movies from the 1970s."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"Extraordinary Measures is a celery of a film; humorless, flavorless, mediocre through and through."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"A garden variety disease-of-the-week TV movie dressed up with cinema marquee names."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"If this this sounds like movie-of-the-week fodder, it is, but Extraordinary Measures hits all the right dramatic notes without tipping into sentimentality."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Moving Pictures Magazine
"Moderately illuminating in parts, but the clichà (C)s of cinematic suffering tend to overwhelm it."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"It's about as dramatically taut as your garden-variety board meeting. And it makes you realize that jerking a tear or two isn't necessarily a bad thing for a filmmaker to do, if it at least keeps your audience awake."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"Extraordinary Measures strives to tug at our heartstrings, and educate us on a little publicized disease, but it ends up feeling like a drug itself - manufactured using artificial chemicals by technicians in a cold lab."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"If the two leading characters were women, this would have gone straight to the Lifetime network."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"A touching story inspired by true events. A timely subject. Two high-profile actors in Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford. Sadly, it all adds up to an extraordinary bore."
‑ Russ Breimeier, Christianity Today
"There's something off-putting about this film's optimism: After all, how many people can afford to do what Crowley did?"
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Anyway, I cried. A lot. What can I say? I'm a sucker for kids on ventilators."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Easy to root for a loving father fighting through the system, but Extraordinary Measures shamelessly piles on the sentimentality and disregards the real work of the many scientists dedicated to fighting this disease for years."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"This story has merit, so it's a shame it isn't a stronger adaptation of the true events that inspired it."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"Soapy and unemotional, this makes a hash of an interesting true story."
‑ Ian Freer, Empire Magazine
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