• John Q (2002)

    Powered by JustWatch
John Q

Release Date: February 15th, 2002

DVD Release Date: July 16th, 2002

PG-13 |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Story centers on a man whose nine-year-old son is in desperate need of a life-saving transplant. When he discovers that his medical insurance won't cover the costs of the surgery and alternative government aid is unavailable, John Q. Archibald (Denzel Washington) takes a hospital emergency room hostage in a last-ditch attempt to save his child.

Cast: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, James Woods, Anne Heche, Eddie Griffin, Kimberly Elise, Shawn Hatosy, Ray Liotta

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Evolution Entertainment

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Sacrifice, Gripping, Son, Hospital, Mother, Father, Office, Doctor, Love, Melodramatic, 2000s, Suspenseful, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

  • 63
    Claudia PuigUSA 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

  • 50
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Similar Movies

Dog Day Afternoon
Dog Day Afternoon

When inexperienced criminal Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino) leads a bank robbery in Brooklyn, things quickly go wrong, and a hostage situation develops. As Sonny and his accomplice, Sal Naturile (John Cazal...

Stream Online
The Negotiator
The Negotiator

Danny Roman (Samuel L. Jackson) is considered the best police hostage negotiator in Chicago. After a friend warns him that someone is embezzling from a disability fund, the person is found dead. Inter...

Stream Online
New Jersey Drive
New Jersey Drive

Jason (Sharron Corley) is an impoverished youth growing up in the slums of New Jersey. He and his pal Midget (Gabriel Casseus) get their thrills by stealing cars and taking them for joyrides. Eventual...

Stream Online