Extraordinary Measures
Extraordinary Measures (2010)

Supported by his beautiful wife Aileen and their three children, John is on the fast track. But just as his career is taking off, Crowley walks away from it all when his two youngest children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with a fatal… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 22, 2010
DVD Release Date: May 18, 2010
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a timely topic and a pair of heavyweight leads, Extraordinary Measures never feels like much more than a made-for-TV tearjerker.

Jonathan F. Richards

Harrison Ford still retains enough of his old movie star magic to ramp up the electricity a bit when he's onscreen, but this only makes you want to see him do something that makes better use of his gifts. Brendan Fraser just seems to grow bigger over the

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

It sometimes feels like one of those "disease of the week" TV movies from the 1970s.

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Joshua Starnes

Extraordinary Measures is a celery of a film; humorless, flavorless, mediocre through and through.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Moderately illuminating in parts, but the clichà (C)s of cinematic suffering tend to overwhelm it.

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Stephanie Zacharek

It's about as dramatically taut as your garden-variety board meeting. And it makes you realize that jerking a tear or two isn't necessarily a bad thing for a filmmaker to do, if it at least keeps your audience awake.

R. L. Shaffer

Extraordinary Measures strives to tug at our heartstrings, and educate us on a little publicized disease, but it ends up feeling like a drug itself - manufactured using artificial chemicals by technicians in a cold lab.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

There's something off-putting about this film's optimism: After all, how many people can afford to do what Crowley did?

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Anyway, I cried. A lot. What can I say? I'm a sucker for kids on ventilators.

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Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

Easy to root for a loving father fighting through the system, but Extraordinary Measures shamelessly piles on the sentimentality and disregards the real work of the many scientists dedicated to fighting this disease for years.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
Its an okay movie. Ford and Fraser are good strong leads with a good supporting cast. The storyline is okay and although based on a true story i dont think its… More
KJ Proulx
Can't help but feel like a big budgeted tv film, but that's alright, because it is a damn good one. Never has such a basic story grabbed my attention… More
Dean McKenna
Taking a break from trying to amuse the kids with forgettable family films, Brendan Fraser is trying to save the kids with tolerable family drama. The first… More
Ginny  X
A very heart warming, feel good story. Loved Harrison Fords character. Loved the bits about Theories and reality. On my Recommended list. (and Im not… More
Sanjay Rema
Poor acting by Frasier and Ford, no real focus on the disease that the kids suffer from and many pointless scenes that seem to just extend the movie and do… More
Bruce Bruce
Harrison Ford plays an excellent part. This is about medical research to develop a new drug to help with a children's disease. This one hit very close to… More

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