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I have always loved Hugh Grant's acting and his role in Extreme Measures strengthens my admiration. His acting is purely believable- he's not like some superman who knows what to say and when. He's sort of the opposite from the "ER" doctors but that's okay- his character is strong and amusing.

I have not seen Coma (Michael Douglas) but I heard Extreme Measures is similar... but if Coma is better than Extreme Measures, which I hear it is, then it must be a pretty good movie. Extreme Measures has suspense, action, paranoia, mystery, and, of course, two thugs that chase the main character around everywhere.

As much as I liked the story, it began to dissipate at the point where he was accused of being a druggie. The movie was still good, but if it had kept on track the way it had been through the first half of the movie, it would have probably received four stars. The one disappointing part was when he was in the hospital bed, in Triphase, and his condition is suddenly reported by Sarah Jessica Parker. All the scenes surrounding that seemed rushed and hurried, as if they were racing a tight deadline, and should have been thought out better.  I must admit, however, at the end, I was not sure what would happen. I knew he would say "No" but I didn't know what his justification was, and what would happen action-wise.

Extreme Measures is a good paranoia thriller and I suggest it to anyone who likes any kind of action or suspense movies.

Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.

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