Inspired by a true story, director Tom Vaughan's'Extraordinary Measures' stars Brendan Fraser and Keri Russell as John and Aileen Crowley, two parents who stop at nothing to save their two children after they've been afflicted with a rare genetic disorder. Ultimately, the Crowleys join forces with a cranky specialist (Harrison Ford) to find a cure for the mysterious and fatal Pompe disease.

Despite a three-hanky trailer that had the ability to reduce even the most stoic viewers to tears, the movie itself -- the first from the newly-established CBS Films -- does not appear to have received the same heartfelt reception. In fact, Ford's growling performance seemed to garner as much attention as the inspirational story.

Medical mystery, or just a case of a middling movie? Here's what the critics had to say:
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