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Just as his career is taking off, John Crowley learns that his two youngest kids have a fatal disease. The movie centers on his efforts to find a researcher who might have a cure for the rare genetic disorder.
106 min
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A garden variety disease-of-the-week TV movie dressed up with cinema marquee names.
May 17, 2010
Time Out
Moderately illuminating in parts, but the clichà (C)s of cinematic suffering tend to overwhelm it.
February 26, 2010
Extraordinary Measures is a celery of a film; humorless, flavorless, mediocre through and through.
March 21, 2011
Window to the Movies
Easy to root for a loving father fighting through the system, but Extraordinary Measures shamelessly piles on the sentimentality and disregards the real work of the many scientists dedicated to fighting this disease for years.
May 22, 2010
Extraordinary Measures strives to tug at our heartstrings, and educate us on a little publicized disease, but it ends up feeling like a drug itself - manufactured using artificial chemicals by technicians in a cold lab.
October 16, 2010
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
If the two leading characters were women, this would have gone straight to the Lifetime network.
April 02, 2010
It's about as dramatically taut as your garden-variety board meeting. And it makes you realize that jerking a tear or two isn't necessarily a bad thing for a filmmaker to do, if it at least keeps your audience awake.
January 25, 2010
Harrison Ford still retains enough of his old movie star magic to ramp up the electricity a bit when he's onscreen, but this only makes you want to see him do something that makes better use of his gifts. Brendan Fraser just seems to grow bigger over the
March 02, 2010
Christian Science Monitor
There's something off-putting about this film's optimism: After all, how many people can afford to do what Crowley did?
January 25, 2010
Chicago Reader
It sometimes feels like one of those "disease of the week" TV movies from the 1970s.
January 25, 2010