John Q

2002 PG-13 1h 52m Blu-ray / DVD

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John Q

2002 PG-13 1h 52m Blu-ray / DVD
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In director Nick Cassavetes's gripping social drama, blue-collar worker John Q. (Denzel Washington) finds that his meager insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant, so he holds a hospital emergency room hostage until doctors agree to perform the surgery. Meanwhile, gung ho police chief Gus Monroe (Ray Liotta) and hostage negotiator Frank Grimes (Robert Duvall) try to diffuse the situation amid a media frenzy.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
CC
Yes
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
English, English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), German
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby True HD, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
  • Denzel Washington
  • Robert Duvall
  • Anne Heche
  • Ray Liotta
  • James Woods
  • Kimberly Elise
  • Ethan Suplee
  • Eddie Griffin
  • Shawn Hatosy
  • Keram Malicki-Sanchez
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  • Laura Harring
  • Paul Johansson
  • Dina Waters
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age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this is an intense film that deals with themes of death and failures of the medical system. These might be a lot for some kids to handle, particularly since a young boy's life hangs in the balance for most of the film. Violence and foul language are sporadic, limited to short scenes or moments. Fighting, stabbing, gunshots, attempted murder, and attempted suicide are featured in the film.

Sexual Content

Not applicable

Violence

Violence limited to short scenes or moments.

Language

Some foul language.

Social Behavior

A father resorts to criminal behavior in order to get medical attention for his dying son. Criminal behavior does have consequences.

Consumerism

Some product placement.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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