John Q (2002)
John Q (2002) Genre(s): Drama

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes

Starring: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Anne Heche, James Woods, Ray Liotta, Kimberly Elise, Daniel E. Smith

Synopsis: A man will stop at nothing to get medical care for his dying son.

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Ripley's movie review

The basic story was interesting enough but the dialogue and the acting left a lot to be desired. The kid did the best job and he spent the majority of the movie in a bed half asleep. Duvall was easily the worst. Either he was having a very bad day/month/year or it's time for him to retire.

With the exception of one song (Pete Yorn!), the music was jarring rather than mood-setting. The characters were stereotypes and many of the ‘action’ scenes were ridiculous. Worst of all though, it was preachy. I hate preachy.

Give it a miss.

Added 01 February 2003 at 4:18 AM