Extreme Measures
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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 touch-and-go doctoring, the strange man stabilized then suddenly died. Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant) was the attending physician and he doesn't understand why Claude Minkins died. Because he was homeless and obviously a drug user, Minkins' fate is of little interest to Luthan's superiors, but Luthan knows something is terribly wrong and, against a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a fish out of water story in which neither the fish nor anybody else seems aware of his 'out of water' status."
‑ Charlie Lyne, Ultra Culture
"A spine-tingling suspense machine that holds you captivated from beginning to end. A much underrated, overlooked thriller."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com
"A thoughtful if somewhat heavy-handed medical thriller that benefits enormously from Hackman's involvement."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
"Always imaginative director Apted ... is a master at the thriller genre."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"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."
‑ Rob Nelson, Boston Phoenix
"Extreme silliness, but kind of fun."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Opens our eyes to some serious moral issues involving advances in medical science."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"If it's never as scary or provocative as it means to be, at least it's straightforward and satisfying."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Tries to be a both a medical thriller and morality play, and it doesn't quite deliver in both departments."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Hackman and Grant make a surprisingly watchable pair, but there's yawns to be found."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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