Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. 25
    Everything about this excruciatingly dull, talky film screams made-for-network-TV: The I'm-only-here-for-a-paycheck performances by famous actors; the Crate and Barrel catalog mise-en-scene; the syrupy, heartwarming score that lays the pathos on so thickly you gag on it.
  2. Looks and tastes an awful lot like a TV movie of the week.
  3. Extraordinary Measures requires extraordinary tolerance for bathos, bombast and plain old unpleasantness.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Nov 2, 2010
    Can't see anything wrong with this one. Very moving indeed. But it kind of misses something. Not very effective or with a huge impact. Just normal. Brendan Fraser sucks as usual. Well less compared with the other ones he's been in. And obviously Ford is a plus. So can't complain that much. Full Review »
  2. Oct 9, 2010
    "This is one Terrific movie from start to finish this movie Grips! you with very compelling performances by Brendan Frasier and Harrison Ford .. this is a true tear-jerker , Excellent movie .. , this is a truly Hopeful and Uprising and very inspirational film" .. A Full Review »