A Film Review By Jason L. King
Starring: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, James Woods, Anne Heche
Directed By: Nick Cassavetes
Rated: Rated PG-13 for violence, language and intense thematic elements
John Q is the story of a father,who will give anything to save his son. His son is dying and in need of a heart transplant, but his insurance won’t cover it. After selling everything, and doing whatever it takes to make ends meet, the hospital tells him he still does not have enough. So, John takes matters into his own hands. He takes the hospital’s emergency room hostage until the doctors agree to perform the operation on his son.
John Q was probably one of the more promising movies that came out this weekend. It lacks war and patriotism, which is flooding the box offices these days. In fact if anything it teaches you that our very own American Medical staff, may not be what it seems. The movie, logically is highly unlikely, and John would have never stood a chance, in real life, yet very entertaining. Robert Duvall plays a wonderful role as a grouchy old man/police officer. Its like a flashback to the days of him in Falling Down. James Woods, as a crazed doctor, you can’t go wrong with that, and Denzel plays a wonderful role as well. Medically, it is impossible, but its the type of movie that would keep you very entertained. It was no where near the caliber of movie as a Beautiful Mind was, I don’t expect any great awards for the film, but It is worth the money to go check out. So if you get a chance, head to the box offices, and give the new Denzel Flick a chance. Chances are, you’ll be glad you did.
Editor’s Note: Later on I realized this review is full of crap and I would not give this film more than a D when I was more awake, and after I had seen it for a second time….