What You Need To Know:
(B, C, LLL, VV, N, A, D, M) Biblical worldview where God is recognized & medical practices are brought into question, including positive references to Jesus Christ; 41 obscenities & 17 profanities; moderate violence including man hit over head with bat, shooting, electrocution, man hit by train, gross hospital scenes of wounds spurting blood, & convulsions; full naturalistic nudity; alcohol use; smoking; and, illegal medical practices
EXTREME MEASURES explores spinal cord regeneration. Hugh Grant takes off the historical garb and puts on surgical scrubs as Dr. Guy Luthan . One day, a convulsing homeless man enters the ER. Dr. Luthan is baffled by his symptoms. The man dies, and his body ends up missing. When Dr. Luthan tracks down the past history of this man, he is framed for cocaine use. Motivated to right-his-wrong, he is shot and his spinal chord I severed by a bogus police. Dr. Luthan then discovers a secret facility center where live human specimens are used in spinal research.
While admirably done, this movie will probably not fascinate a large body of the American public. Spinal cord research and medical ethics are important, but they don’t make nail-biting drama. This movie, however, is a better step at examining medical ethics than the horrible ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU. This movie has some blood and wounds and grisly surgery scenes. It also has some obscenities and profanities. Yet, EXTREME MEASURES recognizes the role of medicine as an extension of God’s grace. When medicine is misused, it is seen as sin. Nevertheless, this is a movie that fails to grip the imagination and will therefore, be admitted and discharged from local theaters rather quickly.