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      Acceptable Risk

      2001 1h 36m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 18% Audience Score 100+ Ratings An experimental drug affects a medical researcher (Chad Lowe) who lives in a house with connections to the Salem witch trials. Read More Read Less

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 1/5 Jul 23, 2005 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...Acceptable Risk just doesn't work. Rated: 1/4 Aug 1, 2003 Full Review Ryan Cracknell Apollo Guide A Jekyll and Hyde thriller with low production values, cheesy acting and bad action sequences, yet it's still manages to be entertaining - speaking in moderation, of course. Rated: 62/100 Aug 24, 2002 Full Review Christopher Null Filmcritic.com An atrocity. Rated: 2/5 Apr 1, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member so so medical thriller Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty damn awful. Though Kelly Rutherford's performance wasn't half bad. And Chad Lowe looks like a young Mark Hamill. The story, while kinda silly, isn't terrible, but the acting and awful production values are painful to endure. Decent, however, considering it was made for TV - kinda thing you might allow to entertain you as background noise while you do something far more entertaining in the meantime. Like watch grass grow, or paint dry. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member I really liked Robin Cook's book "Acceptable Risk". Of course I expected the film to have some differences from it, but I think this time it was too much. First off, Kim and Edward are married in the film... ok. Then they changed Elizabeth's story. In the book, it was much more interesting than a simple "cooking club" as it was shown in the film. Then, of course, we have Kim's connection to Elizabeth, which seems almost magical. In the film you can barely see it, if you can see it at all. The focus of the film, rather than the possible explanation of the Salem witch hunt along with the connection with ancestors and the search for performance enhancing drugs, is on a money driven character. Kim becomes secondary to Edward here, whereas in the book, although Edward's actions are the "risk", they only serve as a means for us to understand Elizabeth's story through Kim's discoveries and also through the drug effects. The ending was changed, too. Even though this movie does not suck, it's not that great either.Maybe it's because I read the book first and I liked it much better. I like Kelly Rutherford, Chad Lowe and Sean Patrick Flanery. They did the best they could. I bet anybody who watched this film wanted to hit both Edward and Bobby really hard. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member did NOT like Sean's character in this, i was yelling at the TV at him the WHOLE TIME he was doing his scenes. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member A man and a woman moves to a house that she has inherit from some unknown relatives. Inside a wall in the cellar they find a type of mold. While leaving the room the husband cuts his arm. The next morning the wound is almost healed. He works in a lab so he take some mold to test it. After testinging it he believes he have find something he can use. He test it on himself first but soon he ask some others to test it too. It well in the begining but then he becomes more moody and is jealous and more. Was a good thriller. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis An experimental drug affects a medical researcher (Chad Lowe) who lives in a house with connections to the Salem witch trials.
      Director
      William Graham
      Producer
      Frank von Zerneck, Robert M. Sertner
      Screenwriter
      Michael J. Murray
      Production Co
      Miramax
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 26, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 36m