Critical Care
Critical Care (1997)

In this hospital satire, second-year resident Dr. Werner Ernst winds up in the middle of a dispute between two sisters who are debating whether or not to pull the plug on their wealthy father. Soon events swivel from the money-mad medical… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 31, 1997
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer emerges as a magically entertaining blend of heart, soul, mind, wit, farce and, finally, an idyllic idealism.

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

Lumet moves with confidence between satire and intriguing, heightened-reality spirituality.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

...a drily funny satire about America's health care woes...

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

There's not much that's subtle in Lumet's tirade against the greed of the medical profession and health-care system and patients who sue.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

...the performances are juicy and intelligent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Not bad medical drama hampered by the fact that for a great deal of the film Spader's character behaves like an idiot. This isn't the actor's… More
Marcus Woolcott
Lumet tries to do for the US healthcare system what he did for the television industry with Network, but it's lacking bite.