Coma (1978)





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Movie Info

Investigating a strange epidemic of comas amongst otherwise healthy patients, a doctor discovers an evil conspiracy designed to kill the coma victims and harvest their organs in this medical thriller. The doctor attempts to uncover the truth and defeat the plot's masterminds before she becomes the next victim.

Rating: PG
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Crichton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 29, 2008


as Dr. Susan Wheeler

as Dr. Mark Bellows

as Dr. Harris

as Mrs. Emerson

as Dr. George

as Nancy Greenly

as Dr. Morelind

as Dr. Morelind

as Computer Technician

as Dr. Marcus

as Chief Resident

as Murphy

as Dr. Goodman

as Lab Technician

as Dance Instructor

as Sally

as Woman in Elevator

as Mr. Schwartz

as First Maintenance Ma...

as Second Maintenance M...

as Security Man

as First Man in Shower

as First Technician

as Man in Elevator

as Pathology Resident #...

as Pathology Resident #...

as Surgical Resident

as Surgical Resident

as Surgical Resident

as Dr. Cowans

as Dr. Richards

as First Cop

as Second Cop

as Second Man in Shower

as Second Technician

as Anesthetist

as Surgical Resident

as Security Guard

as Security guard #2
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Critic Reviews for Coma

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (4)

Coma is an extremely entertaining suspense drama in the Hitchcock tradition.

Full Review… | November 27, 2007
Top Critic

See it and worry.

Full Review… | September 30, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The aftereffect of Coma is a catlike yawn, benign and bored.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Michael Crichton's slow-paced thriller must have begun with something to say about the morality of the medical profession, but whatever it was is lost in the shuffle of unnecessary narrative detail.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The boys'-club politics at the hospital provide the picture with interesting subtext right in line with the sexual dynamics of the period; Bujold proves to be a worthy champion for the feminist cause.

Full Review… | August 8, 2012
Creative Loafing

...a genuinely suspenseful mystery thriller, with a conspiracy angle unfolding in due course without a lot of fuss and bother.

Full Review… | July 19, 2012
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Coma


A criative thriller.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


Tightly directed medical thriller with top performances from Genevieve Bujold and Richard Widmark. Interesting premise well realized with a lot of now familiar faces, like Ed Harris and Tom Selleck, in small roles. Elizabeth Ashley scores strongly in her few scenes imparting a sense of malevolence beneath an icy professional demeanor.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

This is a fine entertaining suspense drama in the Hitchcock tradition.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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