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Coma

Coma (1978)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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A feisty, feminist intern uncovers a medical conspiracy in this icy thriller about mysterious goings-on at Boston Memorial Hospital. When her best friend and aerobics partner, Nancy Greenly (Lois Chiles), emerges in a vegetative state from a routine abortion, Dr. Susan Wheeler (Genevieve Bujold) does some digging and discovers an overabundance of anesthesia-induced comas among otherwise healthy young patients. The male authority figures who challenge Susan's technically illegal tampering with

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Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure

Michael Crichton

Jan 29, 2008

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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (19) | Rotten (5) | DVD (6)

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

November 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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See it and worry.

September 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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The aftereffect of Coma is a catlike yawn, benign and bored.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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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.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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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.

August 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing

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

July 19, 2012 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Audiences used to a faster pace today will find the talky first half tough going.

July 11, 2012 Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page
Sci-Fi Movie Page

More entertaining than credible.

August 27, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A suspense-filled nailbiter that plays on a fear no weapon weidling psycho can top.

November 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

This is a tidy conspiracy-theory thriller from Crichton, who accentuates the tension by packing it into a wholly believable, human framework.

November 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

Coma wastes a superb performance by Bujold on a simplistic, predictable series of cliched suspense scenes, seasoned with some last-minute moralizing about contemporary medicine.

November 27, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A superb suspense-thriller.

October 15, 2005 | Comments (2)
Fantastica Daily

Well acted thriller

July 1, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Pretty creepy stuff hanging around here.

May 31, 2005
Video-Reviewmaster.com

corny classic thriller

February 26, 2005
Shadows on the Wall

Micheal Crichton in his heyday

January 28, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Genevieve Bujold puts in one of the strongest performances of her career in this well-done thriller.

January 24, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Adequate Michael Crichton thriller.

May 20, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Crichton does Cook in this engaging (if dated) medical thriller.

July 25, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

So scary and so effective after all those years.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Audience Reviews for Coma

A criative thriller.
February 11, 2012
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.
April 12, 2010
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jay nixon

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This is a fine entertaining suspense drama in the Hitchcock tradition.
December 14, 2006
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