This is a movie about a lower middle-class couple whose son is in need of an immediate heart transplant, but they cannot afford it and their insurance won't cover it. As a result, the father (Denzel Washington) takes an emergency room hostage, demanding the hospital perform the surgery immediately. There's a couple really emotional moments that are done really well. It's a lot more of a drama than an action movie, contrary to what the previews made it seem like. Unfortunately, there's some rather hammy acting from Robert Duvall (surprising, too, he's usually great), and there's a lot of hostage stereotypes in here (why do you always have to have the smarmy newscaster who cares more about the story than the people). Denzel's really good, and though they only have small parts, Anne Heche and Ray Liotta do a great job as well. Towards the end, it gets really preachy (lower taxes vs. better health care), which really disappointed me, but it was good enough. I give it 2 stars.