Extreme Measures
Extreme Measures (1996)

An emergency room doctor's busy routine is nearly permanently disrupted when he begins looking for the truth behind the mysterious death of the vagrant who raced naked into the E.R. of his New York City hospital. After a few moments of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 14, 1999
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

It's a fish out of water story in which neither the fish nor anybody else seems aware of his 'out of water' status.

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Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

A spine-tingling suspense machine that holds you captivated from beginning to end. A much underrated, overlooked thriller.

Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

A thoughtful if somewhat heavy-handed medical thriller that benefits enormously from Hackman's involvement.

Rob Nelson
Boston Phoenix

The good liberal Michael Apted seems to think he's directing a film about society's exploitation of the homeless. In fact, the exploitation is all his.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Extreme silliness, but kind of fun.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Opens our eyes to some serious moral issues involving advances in medical science.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

If it's never as scary or provocative as it means to be, at least it's straightforward and satisfying.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Tries to be a both a medical thriller and morality play, and it doesn't quite deliver in both departments.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Hackman and Grant make a surprisingly watchable pair, but there's yawns to be found.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
A great Thriller from the 90's with a slightly more serious role from Hugh Grants and less typecast than we are used to. An original plot which has been… More
Candy Rose
Thriller about legally medical practices.
Anthony Lawrie
A far from thrilling thriller. Hugh Grant is woefully miscast!
Steve K
Grant is quite good.
Ross Collins
I can't remember much about this movie but I think I enjoyed it.
xGary Xx
Gene Hackman is wasted in a journeyman "thriller" in which Hugh Grant proves he can't do serious either.

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