City of Joy
City of Joy (1992)

In this drama, a wealthy American doctor learns some important lessons about life in one of the poorest cities on Earth. Max Lowe (Patrick Swayze) is a Houston surgeon who has grown weary of the bureaucracy of American medicine. When he… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 15, 1992
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2004
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Anthony Lane
Independent (UK)

The unpleasant surprise is Ennio Morricone's score, his worst ever. The final chorus sounds like 10,000 Pekinese puppies stuck in a cave.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Shows how two men experience the enhancement of their lives by caring, commitment, and community.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

"well-intentioned but mostly bland"

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
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A fantastic depiction of the struggles of the Poor in Calcutta
Dean McKenna
Patrick Swayze's character and story are a bit contrived, but the film is saved by Om Puri's superb performance as a fearful farmer who becomes a… More