John q is an emotionally-packed movie that surrounds the unfortunate medical circumstances of john, played by denzel washington, and his son the purpose of the film was to raise the many issues surrounding poor health care in the united states, and even less empathy from hospital administration and insurance. Watch john q movie trailer and get the latest cast info, photos, movie review and more on tvguidecom. Tell us where you are looking for movie tickets enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing john q near you enter city, state or zip code go. A search using the lexis-nexis and dow jones (now factiva) databases for all articles featuring “john q” in the full text from january to july of 2002 in major us and international newspapers and periodicals yielded seventy-seven articles that dealt substantially with the film thirty-six of these articles were film reviews. Despite what people have said, this movie is nothing like dog day afternoon the only similarities between the two is that both films have to do with holding a public place hostage (in dog day afternoon it was a bank in john q, its a hospital) sure, you see a sort of homage to dog day afternoon in john q, but thats it, the. John q, which is sort of the moviegoing equivalent of being taken hostage, was directed by nick cassavetes (she's so lovely) cassavetes — like the film's hero, john q archibald (washington) — has a child in need of a life-saving organ transplant i feel for the director, and for his hero i cannot condone the actions of. John q is contemporary hollywood's idea of an issue movie: preachiness hiding behind a superstar the good news is that a major film studio is taking up a complex issue like health care, one of the worst messes in american life the bad news is that the movie is so hypocritical, heavy-handed and gu.
Amazoncom: john q [blu-ray]: denzel washington, robert duvall, james woods, anne heche, eddie griffin, kimberly elise, shawn hatosy, ray liotta, daniel e smith, nick cassavetes, mark 4 film favorites: denzel washington ( fallen, john q, the pelican brief, training day) dvd see all 285 customer reviews. Free essay: the movie “john q” narrates a story of the financially constrained character john quincy archibald who ensures that his nine year old son at the in the short film, “make mine freedom”, john q public represents communism as deceitful, corrupt, and non-individualistic in comparison to capitalism's opposite. The premise of john q wavers on the line of manipulation throughout, sometimes even overstepping its boundaries, but the strong points the film makes are enough to give john's radical actions a full believability the internal and external struggle presented of parents who love their son so much they are. Parents need to know that this is an intense film that deals with themes of death and failures of the medical system these might be a lot for some kids to handle, particularly since a young boy's life hangs in the balance for most of the film violence and foul language are sporadic, limited to short scenes or moments fighting.
John q is a 2002 crime film directed by nick cassavetes and starring denzel washington as the eponymous john q archibald, a father whose son has just fallen victim to a terrible heart condition, which requires a transplant within a fairly short amount of time unfortunately for john, he soon finds out that due to his. Abstract this article is a critical reflection on the film john q (burg & cassavetes, 2002) the author explores the public perception of current u s health care, the distinction between medical care and health, and the ethics of health care decisions key words: health care, health insurance, medical ethics, film criticism. John q movie reviews & metacritic score: john q archibald (washington) is an ordinary man who must face the fact that his health insurance will not pay for. A national health care crisis in the united states yields this tense drama from screenwriter james kearns and director nick cassavetes, who experienced a real-life dilemma with his daughter's congenital heart disease that mirrors the one in this film denzel washington stars as john q archibald, a factory.
A rare case of blatant political propaganda in a major hollywood picture, john q is a shamelessly manipulative commercial on behalf of national health without anyone actually asking him, “hey, did you ever see a movie called 'dog day afternoon',” john has the idea of taking over hope memorial's. Recent oscar winner washington plays the eponymous character, john quincy archibald, a family man who has fallen on hard times when his son mike suffers from heart failure at a baseball game, john q rushes him off to hospital soon after he arrives, he realises that - due to his financial dire straits. John q review however, john q raises it a notch, by practically giving you the ending of the film in the first five minutes, by opening on a totally unrelated incident that you know will tie up it is possible for a movie to make that point without a dissertation written and blathered out like a high school freshman's oral report. John q est un film réalisé par nick cassavetes avec denzel washington, robert duvall synopsis : john q archibald mène une vie paisible entouré de denise, sa femme, et de michael, son fils de neuf ans un jour, au cours d'une partie de base-ball à laquelle son père participe.
John q archibald (denzel washington) is a struggling, churchgoing factory worker whose son michael will soon die without a heart transplant however, john's hmo covers little of the estimated $250,000 cost, and despite valiant efforts, john, his wife denise (kimberly elise) and their community can't raise the deposit the. Film review does it ever baffle you how a movie can look so good in a preview, and include such a promising cast and premise, but turn out being flawed beyond belief of course not much is worse than the last bomb zoolander which had a promising cast, but john q will most likely make you wonder why it wasn't put.
Read the empire review of john q find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination. It's tough being a black man in america, especially when the man has taken away your car, your job, and denied you health insurance it's especially tough for john q (denzel washington), whose son. For all the facts spouted, john q plays less like an exposé than a piece of exploitation, its clear divide between good and evil allowing no breathing room for real drama by the time it arrives at a climax involving a race against time, rapidly dropping vital signs, and a noble sacrifice, the word “manipulative.
John quincy archibald is a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because hmo insurance will not cover it therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage until the hospital puts his son's name on the donor's list. John q (2002) official trailer - denzel washington, robert duvall movie hd how dare the critics give this movie a bad review i remember when we watched this film in school (i am european) we never understood the real motive, until later, when i grew up and met americans, we never understood. John q is a 2002 american film directed by nick cassavetes, starring denzel washington a woman is driving dangerously down a winding road, recklessly passing cars until she comes upon a slow moving mack truck as she goes to pass, her car is clipped by a truck going in the opposite direction. John q is an overly sentimental film containing serious commentary about the health insurance industry for a star-powered vehicle, it is filled with bad acting and dialogue, but that didn't dampen its emotional appeal at the viewing i attended john archibald (denzel washington) and his wife denise (kimberly elise) are.