Playing God
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After losing his license to work as a surgeon, synthetic-heroin addict Eugene Sands (David Duchovny) is on a downward spiral into the Los Angeles drug scene. One night, someone is shot in a bar, and Sands performs a life-saving medical maneuver on the spot. Word travels fast. A few days later, a limo drops him off at the Malibu den of counterfeiter-smuggler Raymond Blossom (Timothy Hutton) and his cupid-lipped moll Claire (Angelina Jolie). The bleach-haired Blossom needs someone to stitch up his hemorrhaging henchmen so they won't wind up answering questions at a hospital. He sees Sands as… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Jarring and unpleasantly woozy."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"There's a lot of screaming and carrying on (this is, remember, a movie containing Russian gangsters), but there's a curious absence of weight to the performances."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"Another boring Pulp Fiction derivative - a copy of a copy of a copy."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Falls comfortably in to the 'So bad it's good' category."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"If you watch closely, you can spot the exact moment that David Duchovny's career ended."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Meanders within the territory of comedy, drama, thriller, and just about anything under the cinematic sun with very little rhyme and no apparent reason at all."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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