75

Entertainment Weekly

Hardly an extraordinary movie. In fact, it's hard to believe that this schmaltzy film found its home on the big screen rather than the Hallmark Channel. But I dare you not to feel something at its conclusion.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs affirms life and jerks tears with welcome degrees of humor and muscle.
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63

New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
It's a nice, feel-good story with an appealing cast and strong production values.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

At times, the script gets too dense with technicalities and boardroom arguments for lay folk to comprehend. But at its best, it humanizes the plight of families who cope day-to-day with disabling illness
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

It never rises above formula fare.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
For this dynamic to work, the actors need to be of complementary temperament and equal power. This is not the case.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Harrison Ford has obviously enrolled in the Al Pacino School of Old Man Acting. He yells, sputters and glowers his way through the ultra-ordinary and well-intentioned Extraordinary Measures.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
An ordinary film with ordinary characters in a story too big for it. Life has been reduced to a Lifetime movie.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Most of the movie unfolds in such a dull manner.
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Extraordinary Measures requires extraordinary tolerance for bathos, bombast and plain old unpleasantness.
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45 out of 100
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