This review contains spoilers, if you are intending to see
this movie, wait to read this review.
is the story of when a father must take desperate measures to
save his son. Even though the story isn't in the least bit
believable, and the plot drags towards the end, the acting is
so superb, it sucks you into a world of emotional tension.
Once you have seen Denzel Washington enlighten this mess of a
movie, your opinion on it changes. You start to relate to the
story, you become emotionally attached.
John Q would've
been a disaster without Denzel's superb acting. He brought
such class and reality to the movie, without turning it into
an absurd teen-flick.
only objection I have to liking this movie is the issue of
believability. Its just not possible for a person to die with
the same size heart, and the same blood type, in the same city
as a kid who is in desperate need of this ideal match. This
feature is why all of the other critics in
panned this movie; I luckily was able to stick with it. I
recommend that you see John Q on DVD, its not worth a theatre
trip; but it's still a worthwhile movie.
said before, the acting in this movie was what saved it from a
negative rating. This movie was one of Denzel's best. Everyone
on the cast helped clean up the many issues and glitches in
the plot. If they had changed any of the cast members, the
film would've been horrible. Except, of course the one guy who
played the voice of the evil guy in
really threw me off hearing his voice in a different role, I
laughed a lot because of him in what were supposed to be very
conclusion John Q
is worth a rental, but not a theatre trip. Even though Denzel
deserves a nomination, it is not Oscar material. What it is is
good entertainment on a Friday night. See
John Q, but don't
overly anticipate it. I marginally recommend it.