Watch: John Q 2002 123movies, Full Movie Online – John Quincy Archibald’s son Michael collapses while playing baseball as a result of heart failure. John rushes Michael to a hospital emergency room where he is informed that Michael’s only hope is a transplant. Unfortunately, John’s insurance won’t cover his son’s transplant. Out of options, John Q. takes the emergency room staff and patients hostage until hospital doctors agree to do the transplant..
Plot: John Quincy Archibald is a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage until the hospital puts his son’s name on the donor’s list.
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Denzel Washington Rocks!
Denzel Wasington Rocks! And this fact, is once again proved, with his terrific act in ‘John Q’. Though a decent film, it’s flaws come up evidently, but Denzel manages to hold you till the end.
Denzel stars as John Quincy Archibald, a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage until the hospital puts his son’s name on the recipient’s list.
The Idea is interesting & challenging. The film begins with a class, as the writing holds you. But, in the second hour, especially, the writing gets lose and even the culmination isn’t as good as one expects it to be. Nick Cassavetes directs this emotional story, with patience. Cinematography & Editing are fine.
Acting-Wise: As mentioned right from the beginning, Denzel rules the show. A performance so well-done, that it holds you, even when the writing falters. In the supporting cast, Bobby Duvall, James Woods & Kimberly Elise are efficient. Anne Heche & Ray Liotta are passable. Others lend support.
On the whole, ‘John Q’ is interesting in parts, but what really stands tall in this film, is it’s lead-star’s performance.
Not as bad as they say it is
I remember when this movie came out there was a lot of criticism towards it. I can honestly say that the only good things I heard about about it was these positive reviews on Amazon. I was determined to see it and I was finally able to see it. Guess what? It isn’t as bad as these critics say it is but then again the movie going public are usually made up of morons.
Premise: John Q Archibald’s son passes out during a baseball game. Once taken to the hospital John and his wife find out that their son has an enlarged heart. John goes through great lengths to get money just to get his son’s name on the heart donor’s list only to get screwed over by the same hospital that was supposed to look out for him. Down on his last luck, John Q holds the whole hospital hostage at gunpoint until his son’s medical needs are met.
Opinion: This movie is very touching as well as a sad testament to the issue involving healthcare. Many people bash the movie because they figure that the way John Q handled his son’s situation was extreme but if you were in his shoes and handled that situation with passiveness then you deserve to get bullied by these corporate warthogs for being docile! Everybody with the exception of the ham that beats his girl fits into this movie perfectly. Eddie Griffin provided brief moments of levity, James Woods was great as the doctor who had to be forced into compromising and John Q is one of Denzel’s finest performances. The movie has a happy as well as a sad ending but I wont spoil it for those of you who have yet to see it. They say that the message of the movie was hammered onto the audience but in a world full of proud-to-be-stupid people, the only way to get a message so serious across is to beat it into their thick heads. I’ll part by saying that not every movie that is critically panned is bad and not every critically acclaimed movie is good. See it for yourself.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Nick Cassavetes
Writer James Kearns
Actors Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Gabriela Oltean
Country United States
Awards 2 wins & 8 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color) (prints)
Film Length 3,178 m (Sweden), 3,171 m (Germany)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji F-CP 3519)