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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. Oct 9, 2010
    8
    "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
  2. Nov 2, 2010
    5
    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.
  3. 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
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.