Desperate Measures
Desperate Measures (1997)

Barbet Schroeder directed this thriller about San Francisco police officer Frank Connor (Andy Garcia) who hopes to save his terminally ill son Matt (Joseph Cross) by locating a compatible bone marrow donor. The potential donor turns out to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1997
DVD Release Date: May 26, 1998
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cole Smithey

"Desperate Measures" is a drawn-out, and purely disposable, suspense thriller.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

A waste of time.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

an astoundingly inept thriller that's easily the worst movie ever directed by Barbet Schroeder and may well prove to be an all-time low for everyone else involved with it.

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Rob Gonsalves

Primarily, the movie works as a showcase for Garcia and Keaton.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

A squandered opportunity to explore important issues through popular moviemaking.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

É uma pena que este seja um filme de ação. A premissa do filme é tão forte e bem armada que, com certeza, poderia ter gerado uma história muito mais dramática e complexa.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A preposterous yet entertaining thriller with Michael Keaton stretching admirably as a Hannibal Lecter-style killer.

Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (

Keaton and Garcia have never been any more desperate than in this silly film.

Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International

So intent on keeping the action cresting that the credibility of the narrative is often undermined.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Owens
Peter McCabe (Michael Keaton) is in jail for several murders. He is one of the most dreaded criminals in his prison. However, a cop, Frank Conner (Andy Garcia),… More
Al S
A solid and riveting edge of your seat thriller. Packs plenty of explosive action, unpredictable suspence and full-throttle excitment. Michael Keaton and Andy… More
Dean McKenna
This so-called thriller concerns a cop, trying to save his son's life, who must deal with a homicidal sociopath who happens to be the only suitable… More
Luke Baldock
Not the greatest film in the world. In fact some parts are pretty ridiculous. that's part of the charm here as Garcia faces a moral dilemma. Kill the… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Peter McCabe: You have to appreciate the irony. After all these years of being locked up, I'm given the opportunity to kill again. A cops kid too, and all… More
Jeffrey Meyers
Enjoyable movie to check out on netflix instant

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