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.
| Original Score: 3/4
...a genuinely suspenseful mystery thriller, with a conspiracy angle unfolding in due course without a lot of fuss and bother.
| Original Score: 7/10
Audiences used to a faster pace today will find the talky first half tough going.
More entertaining than credible.
| Original Score: B+
A suspense-filled nailbiter that plays on a fear no weapon weidling psycho can top.
This is a tidy conspiracy-theory thriller from Crichton, who accentuates the tension by packing it into a wholly believable, human framework.
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Coma is an extremely entertaining suspense drama in the Hitchcock tradition.
See it and worry.
A superb suspense-thriller.
| Original Score: 5/5
Well acted thriller
| Original Score: B-
Pretty creepy stuff hanging around here.
| Original Score: 3/5
The aftereffect of Coma is a catlike yawn, benign and bored.
| Original Score: 2/5
corny classic thriller
| Original Score: 4/5
Micheal Crichton in his heyday
Genevieve Bujold puts in one of the strongest performances of her career in this well-done thriller.
Adequate Michael Crichton thriller.
Crichton does Cook in this engaging (if dated) medical thriller.
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.
So scary and so effective after all those years.
| Original Score: 8/10