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Fresh: ...it emerges as a magically entertaining blend of heart, soul, mind, wit, farce and, finally, an idyllic idealism.
- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Friday, April 27, 2007
Fresh: ...a drily funny satire about America's health care woes...
- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Saturday, January 1, 2000
Not bad medical drama hampered by the fact that for a great deal of the film Spader's character behaves like an idiot. This isn't the actor's fault, he gives as good a performance as possible considering the actions forced on him by the script. He is certainly supported by a high quality cast in almost every role. Kyra Sedgwick is annoying and not terribly convincing but she is the lone sore spot. Helen Mirren is wonderful as an understanding and compassionate nurse and Albert Brooks a stitch as a loony doctor well past his sell by date. The script has many holes but it does make a strong plea for doctors seeing patients as people not just science projects and sources of income.
- jjnxn, Sunday, September 12, 2010
it?s been about 10 years since the last time i watched this. i thought i remembered it being funny, but now it only makes me glad i don?t have health insurance.
- vrtualme, Wednesday, May 23, 2007