FlawlessBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7272.1354 (Published 25 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1354
- Sarah Carr, information and research officer
- The National Institute for Social Work, London
Written and directed by Joel Schumacher
MGM & Optimum Releasing, on worldwide general release, in British cinemas 24 November
After Flatliners (1990) and Dying Young (1991), Joel Schumacher continues his fascination with illness and medicine in his latest picture. Unlike the previous films, the former about experimentation with death states and the latter dealing with terminal illness, Flawless has recovery as its central theme. However, the rehabilitation of Walt Koontz (Robert De Niro) after a serious stroke that paralyses his right side and renders him unable to speak does not entirely restore him to his former self.