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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 10
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    John Q. is as fake as that tear, an exploitative mess trying to pass as social activism. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    More hokey than heartfelt. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    One can excuse the movie's missteps and melodramatic moments in the greater interest of the strong statement it makes about our health care system. show more

  • NA
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Every so often a movie transcends stupidity and soars into the empyrean of true idiocy. John Q. is such a movie. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    This is an A-list cast toiling on a C-list screenplay. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    It's not honest, and it's certainly no solution. show more

  • 50
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    Waste in the health care system is deplorable, but waste on the movie screen isn't so great either. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    It's as forgettable as they come. show more

  • 50
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Not a movie but a live-action agitprop cartoon so shameless and coarse, it's almost funny. show more

  • 50
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    A well-intentioned but self-defeatingly manipulative film that amounts to an impassioned commercial for national health care. show more

  • July 10, 2008 obigguy456702146
    Report This User

    I watched john q on tv and I enjoyed it.

  • July 05, 2008 Ricky
    Report This User

    It's a worrying movie. I saw it at a young age and henceforth, The Q. in John Q may have meant "Cue the panic attack for 8 year olds"

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