CINEMA: BODY SNATCHING

EXTREME MEASURES PUTS A BRIGHT, FRESH GLOSS ON THE OLD MAD SCIENTIST

Out there on surgery's cutting edge, as it were, everyone is potentially Dr. Victor Frankenstein, M.D. For, as the movies nearly always have it, there comes a time in every eminent croaker's career when chimpanzees just won't do experimentally and the advancement of science requires a little (strictly idealistic) body snatching.

In Extreme Measures, the bodies are still warm and kicking. Also writhing and babbling, at least in the case of one victim who escapes from his medical abductors and turns up in a New York City trauma room presided over by Dr. Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant). There the poor fellow...

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