Extraordinary Measures Synopsis
A father joins forces with an eccentric scientist (Harrison Ford) to develop a life-saving drug.
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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...
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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

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At times, the script gets too dense with technicalities and boardroom arguments for lay folk to comprehend. But at its best, it humanizes...
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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...
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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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Super Sweet and Heartwarming Story but a snooze-fest as well.

By KellyL2003
I hate to write a bad review of this movie b/c it is a such a sweet story and gives some much needed attention to Pompe's disease, but it is really boring. I glanced at my watch thinking we were at...

Excellent Movie

By Gregoryfilms
My wife and I saw this movie on Feb. 19 in Youngstown, Ohio. This was one of the rare movies that when it was over, I can't remember thinking of anything else but the movie while watching it....

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By prettyhorses
good sweet but not memorable...

Great!

By matt-stephenson
Motivating inspiring and great acting...

Excellent adaptation to true story

By www_pk
Well done and with feeling, wanted to cheer at the end....

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By filmdon
Inspiring! Intelligent! Intense! Ford's Best!...

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By DebraB50
Somewhat intense funny heartfelt drama...

Extraordinary measures= Fantastic!

By nasirkhan66
This movie is great because the fabulous author Geeta Anand wrote it!...

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By movies-4-me
TV Movie with Harrison Ford...

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By tanukisan
Daddy, pass the Lorenzo's Oil!...

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Rated PG | For thematic material, language and a mild suggestive moment
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Mediocre medical drama is too heavy for young viewers.
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