Extraordinary Measures

User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32

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  1. Aug 10, 2014
    0
    I do not find movie about sick children entertaining, Even less so, if based on a real story of suffering. I stumbled upon this movie on TV and thinking it was a thriller I started watching it. Big mistake. Turned out this was the “fictional” version of the story of a rich guy with two children, sick with a rare genetic disease and his efforts to save them. Very noble in the intent, butI do not find movie about sick children entertaining, Even less so, if based on a real story of suffering. I stumbled upon this movie on TV and thinking it was a thriller I started watching it. Big mistake. Turned out this was the “fictional” version of the story of a rich guy with two children, sick with a rare genetic disease and his efforts to save them. Very noble in the intent, but noble intents do not necessarily make good movies. If anything, this is a very manipulative one, in between the fine line dividing inspirational and delusional. A documentary would have been more appropriate. Brendan Fraser never looked puffier. Expand
  2. Marco
    Jan 22, 2010
    1
    This is a stinker. Brendan Fraser is stiff and awkward. Harrison Ford's loud overacting is an embarrassment. Kerri Russell is fine, but the script gives her nothing much to work with. This could have been a gripping movie in the hands of someone competent, but Tom Vaughn's version is a dumbed-down production that is just painful to sit through.
  3. BobS.
    Jan 28, 2010
    0
    Grade A garbage.
Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. 50
    Extraordinary Measures isn’t extraordinary. It’s simply safe.
  2. The overall feel is one of a generic, feel-good drama, albeit one with Harrison Ford stomping around most of the time as if someone kicked him in the shins. One suspects that this is a story that deserved better.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    50
    Doesn't reach far beyond its smallscreen genotype as a disease-of-the-week telepic, despite the star power of Brendan Fraser as the desperate dad and Harrison Ford as an eccentric, ornery researcher.