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Critical Care

comedy, drama


When an idealistic young doctor enters into the case of a wealthy, terminally ill patient

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    59%
  • Audience Score
    33%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    59%
    reviews counted: 16
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  • Audience

    33%

Top Critic Reviews

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

Rotten:

- Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: ...a drily funny satire about America's health care woes...

- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews

2 stars

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

2 stars

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

3 stars

Lumet tries to do for the US healthcare system what he did for the television industry with Network, but it's lacking bite.

- Lemure, Sunday, July 14, 2013