Desperate Measures (1998)

DESPERATE MEASURES has a cool credits sequence-- see that, then 
skip the rest of the movie, a stupid serial-killer thriller with  
Michael Keaton (bad guy) and Andy Garcia (good guy) playing cat-
and-mouse inside a Bay Area-hospital, all in the name of a young 
boy who needs a bone marrow transplant.  Though the initial drama-
tic hook is pretty weak, subsequent plot details get dumber as they 
go, such as how nobody thinks to simply *wound* Keaton's character.  
Even the title is a botch.  What *are* those "desperate measures" 
that Garcia's character is willing to go through, to save the life 
of his son?  Let's see, they include crashing a police motorcycle 
into an E.R. entrance, lowering himself down an elevator shaft, 
and, in what could pass for a BLUES BROTHERS 2000 outtake, stunt 
driving on a San Francisco freeway.  Yawn.  (Rated "R"/100 min.)

Grade: D+

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Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: Catsup

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