Playing God (1997)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller


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A disgraced surgeon leaves his former life and reinvents himself as a gunshot doctor in the criminal underworld.


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28 April 2000 | eriveros
A pleasure to see a film so different from the rest.
Perhaps one of the biggest shadows to ever get out of, TV. Upon hearing that an actor is moving from the small to the big screen, immediately the average fan judges said actor poorly, usually for the sole reason that they feel he is betraying his medium. David Duchovny was unfortunately, no exception.

His portrayal of Eugene, a doctor who loses his license for losing a patient while under the influence of a controlled substance is excellent. Drawn into a world that his education never prepared him for, he feels himself wanting to leave it on the surface, but intrigued by it in a way he'd rather not admit.

Timothy Hutton, continues to show us that his Oscar in 1980 is still very well deserved. As Raymond Blossom, the underworld czar with his fingers in just about everything from bootlegged CDs to murder, he befriends Eugene through a incident that is as well thought out as it is acted.

Angelina Jolie rounds out the cast as Raymond's girlfriend who has as her own agenda as much as Raymind and Eugene do.

Recommended.

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,937,374 19 October 1997

Gross USA:

$4,166,918

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,166,918

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