Desperate Measures


A cop - desperate to arrange a bone-marrow transplant for his sick child - finds a possible doner. Problem is, said doner is a somewhat murderous, and in jail. He eventually agrees to do the transplant when he realises it will provide a great escape opportunity. And escape he does - leaving the cop desperate to catch him - alive!

100 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language) .
Thriller, Drama, Crime
You blink, you lose
You blink, you lose

Credits

Cast
Michael Keaton, Andy Garcia, Marcia Gay Harden, Brian Cox, Joseph Cross
Director
Barbet Schroeder
ScreenplayDavid Klass
MusicTreveor Jones
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Made in1998
Produced byTriStar Pictures, Eaglepoint, Mandalay Entertainment

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
10
The Star
Dianne de Beer
12
Sunday Times
Andre van Niekerk
5
Rapport
Barrie Hough
14
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
4
TV2 Leon at the Movies
Leon van Nierop
6
eye Weekly
Gemma Files
10
Box Office
Lisa Osborne
13
Empire
5
Film Review
James Cameron-Wilson
5

What the People say

Internet
103 Netizens
10

Average .. 43%

9

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Bruce Humphrey 16
Nuno Rosa12
Robert Haynes10
Andre Jansen & Coreen Cook16
Gerald Forbes 6
Trusha Seetha 18

Average .. 65%

13

Visitor Comments

Bruce Humphrey: I was most pleasantly surprised! A violent/action/thriller with a touch of humanity. Excellent acting and photography. The movie has many surprises and some really original special effects and action sequences. Highly recommended if you like this kind of movie.

Robert Haynes: I agree almost verbatim with Shaun's review of this one...Ho hum...been there...etc etc and when will studios learn that Andy Garcia (if you'll pardon my French) is not a leading man's arse...

Andre Jansen & Coreen Cook: Good action thriller ........... has a very open ending to the movie .......... it doesn't realy end !!!

Gerald Forbes: The settings create a claustrophobic atmosphere. A bit too far fetched and too much male ego on show.






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