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      John Q

      PG-13 Released Feb 15, 2002 1h 58m Drama List Denzel Washington Coolest Lines Mashup Denzel Washington Coolest Lines Mashup 2:00 View more videos
      26% Tomatometer 135 Reviews 78% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings Story centers on a man whose nine-year-old son is in desperate need of a life-saving transplant. When he discovers that his medical insurance won't cover the costs of the surgery and alternative government aid is unavailable, John Q. Archibald (Denzel Washington) takes a hospital emergency room hostage in a last-ditch attempt to save his child. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Washington's performance rises above the material, but John Q pounds the audience over the head with its message.

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 2/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Jeff Strickler Minneapolis Star Tribune A polemic in search of a plot. Rated: 2/4 Nov 6, 2002 Full Review Steven D. Greydanus Decent Films "What John does is heroic, but we don't condone it," one of the film's stars recently said, a tortuous comment that perfectly illustrates the picture's moral schizophrenia. Rated: D- May 9, 2002 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...Washington offers up a consistently spellbinding turn that goes a long way towards smoothing over the narrative’s bumps and lulls... Rated: 3.5/4 Feb 3, 2024 Full Review Justin Brown Medium Popcorn I liked this movie but some of the performances like Eddie Griffin threw the tone off a bit. But all in all, Denzel does such a great job in this film and does everything he can to carry it to the finish line. Rated: 3/5 Nov 20, 2022 Full Review Brandon Collins Medium Popcorn Denzel carries this movie on his back, which saves the movie from fully drowning. It should've been a great Denzel movie but because of its flaws, it is just "ok". Rated: 3/5 Nov 20, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Girth W The cast of this movie is wild let's review Denzel Robert Duvall Ray Liotta Ann Heche E from Entourage That guy from south land Eddie Griffin Randy from my name is earl And James Woods This is an extremely underrated movie if you haven't watched it rent it. Even if you think the plots dumb it's a very entertaining film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/03/23 Full Review A.L.Jude P When denzel get involved it ought to be sky high. Great piece of art. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/03/23 Full Review Nisha Y This has a great premise, forward thinking elements for its time and a good cast. There were some scenes that seemed rushed, phoned-in and a waste of the talent. Those few elements let down the whole film which had it been tighter would have been a really good one. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/29/23 Full Review Devin B Great movie with an even better message! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/01/23 Full Review Ragnar S Denzel Washington, what an actor Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member I extremely disagree with the 25% score the critics gave this film. Denzel Washington's acting was some of the best of his long career, as it struck chords and portrayed the character of a desperate man very well. The film, whether intentionally or unintentionally, offered some great commentary on the American healthcare system and its massive flaws. The audience got it right here, not the critics. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Story centers on a man whose nine-year-old son is in desperate need of a life-saving transplant. When he discovers that his medical insurance won't cover the costs of the surgery and alternative government aid is unavailable, John Q. Archibald (Denzel Washington) takes a hospital emergency room hostage in a last-ditch attempt to save his child.
      Director
      Nick Cassavetes
      Producer
      Mark Burg, Oren Koules
      Screenwriter
      James Kearns
      Distributor
      New Line Cinema
      Production Co
      Evolution Entertainment
      Rating
      PG-13 (Language|Intense Thematic Elements|Violence)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 15, 2002, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 15, 2010
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $71.0M
      Runtime
      1h 58m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SR, DTS, Dolby Stereo, SDDS, DTS-ES, Dolby A, Surround, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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