Top of the Rock for December 1997
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The long wait for the film of Omaha novelist Richard Dooling's acclaimed Critical Care is over. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times describes the movie as "smart and darkly funny.... One of the most deviously clever films of the season." Directed by legendary filmmaker Sidney Lumet (Dog Day Afternoon, Network), Critical Care stars James Spader, Kyra Sedwick, Albert Brooks, Helen Mirren, Anne Bancroft, and Wallace Shawn.
The story charts the temptation and redemption of a young doctor and poses a crucial question: If people are kept alive merely by the technology of the day--and bountiful life insurance policies--are they really actually living?

"Sidney Lumet shakes things up and draws some blood....Lumet's hand with actors is as unerring as ever." Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

"Provocative, daring and unusual." Jeffrey Lyons, WNBC-TV

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