The prognosis here is poor. CRITICAL CONDITION verges on being fatal, unless the viewer happens to be a diehard Richard Pryor fan and thinks the actor can do no wrong. Eddie (Pryor) is an eccentric businessman with grandiose ideas. When he needs a loan for the construction of a cineplex,
he ends up doing business with a loan shark. Suddenly, he is smack-dab in the middle of a police "sting" operation, is arrested, and tossed into prison. Eddie decides to fake insanity to get out and is so convincing that he is taken to a hospital psycho ward. During a blackout, he escapes, only to
be mistaken for an emergency room physician. The picture is predictable, and the faul...