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Thursday, 25 April 2019

Mini Retro Review: Critical Care (1997) #badmovies

Critical Care
Comedy Drama

Like Patch Adams in the sense, it is set in the medical world and becomes far too preachy, this was a slog to sit through. A young doc is embroiled in a legal battle with two half-sisters, one of them played by Kyra Sedgwick, of whom James Spader's character becomes involved with, over caring for their father who is in a vegetative state. The writing is weak and neither strong, smart or amusing enough for a comedy-drama. The main storyline with Spader's Dr Werner Ernst trying to clear his name ought to have been far more interesting, yet this is conceived in such a bland fashion. The film would have been entertaining in a satirical sense, had it either poked fun at the medical profession or had highlighted the issues that the health profession faces: lack of beds, money, being understaffed, resources and finances. This is an utter waste of James Spader, Albert Brooks, Kyra Sedgwick and Helen Mirren's talents.

Is It Worth Watching?

Sadly no


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