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Desperate Measures

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Desperate Measures

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Andy Garcia, Michael Keaton, Marcia Gay Harden, Janel Moloney
director:
Barbet Schroeder
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a D

In Desperate Measures, Andy Garcia plays a cop whose sick son needs a bone-marrow transplant in order to survive; Michael Keaton is the vicious convicted murderer with the right DNA to be a donor but with a really bad attitude. The ludicrous ethical underpinnings of this numbingly inane thriller would, you think, be just the ticket for director Barbet Schroeder, but you’d think wrong: By the time the action degenerates into an old-fashioned car chase, you may wish you were watching General Hospital. D