(2002)

Critic Reviews

30

Metascore

Based on 33 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
80
Los Angeles Times
An all-stops-out rabble-rouser that hurls a broadside at America's medical insurance crisis.
63
Philadelphia Inquirer
This is an A-list cast toiling on a C-list screenplay.
50
New York Post
Not a movie but a live-action agitprop cartoon so shameless and coarse, it's almost funny.
50
It's as forgettable as they come.
50
Denzel Washington is so powerfully earnest an actor that you never want to laugh at him -- even when you ought to be in stitches.
50
Entertainment Weekly
The movie could have used a brain transplant. It doesn't explore injustice -- it just exploits it.
30
The New Yorker
Falls below even minimal standards of dramatic decency. John Q is a trashy, opportunistic piece of pop demagoguery. [4 Mar 2002, p. 90]
25
Portland Oregonian
Washington can't save a picture that spends so much time worrying about a heart that it loses its head.
20
So lacking in shame that it finally seems laughable.
0
Wall Street Journal
Every so often a movie transcends stupidity and soars into the empyrean of true idiocy. John Q. is such a movie.

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