Extreme Measures
Extreme Measures (1996)

When a homeless drug user suddenly dies for no apparent reason in a New York ER, physician Guy Luthan decides to investigate. Luthan's search leads him to the strange Dr. Lawrence Myrick. What Luthan discovers may put his own life at… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 27, 1996
DVD Release Date: December 14, 1999
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

Is it excusable to kill a few indigents here and there experimenting for a miracle cure? Measures' painfully protracted Hour 2 turns into a melodramatic debate about ethics.

Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

It's a fish out of water story in which neither the fish nor anybody else seems aware of his 'out of water' status.

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Chuck O'Leary

A spine-tingling suspense machine that holds you captivated from beginning to end. A much underrated, overlooked thriller.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie, written by Tony Gilroy, is pitched at a higher level than most thrillers; the dialogue is literate and intelligent, and Grant is more of an everyman than an action hero.

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Rob Nelson
Boston Phoenix

The good liberal Michael Apted seems to think he's directing a film about society's exploitation of the homeless. In fact, the exploitation is all his.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Extreme silliness, but kind of fun.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a solid medical thriller that's lamentably been forgotten in the years since its 1996 theatrical release.

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Rob Gonsalves

If it's never as scary or provocative as it means to be, at least it's straightforward and satisfying.

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Michael Dequina

Tries to be a both a medical thriller and morality play, and it doesn't quite deliver in both departments.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
A great Thriller from the 90's with a slightly more serious role from Hugh Grants and less typecast than we are used to. An original plot which has been… More
Steve K
Grant is quite good.
Ross Collins
I can't remember much about this movie but I think I enjoyed it.
xGary Xx
Gene Hackman is wasted in a journeyman "thriller" in which Hugh Grant proves he can't do serious either.
Candy Rose
Thriller about legally medical practices.
Andre Tavares Simoni
Thriller film based on Michael Palmer's 1991 novel of the same name, about the ethics of how far we are willing to go, and how much we are willing to… More

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