Pathology (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Pathology (2008)



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Milo Ventimiglia (of the blockbuster TV series Heroes), headlines this dark crime thriller, which marks the sophomore directorial outing of Marc Schoelermann, following the 2006 telemovie Hexxx. Ventimiglia portrays a young intern, newly arrived at the University Hospital in Philadelphia, who stumbles onto a psychopathic group of colleagues playing a vile game. They regularly select one of their members (on a rotational basis) to commit the "perfect murder," while the rest use forensic methods to try to determine exactly how the homicide was executed. Alyssa Milano (of TV's Who's the Boss? and Charmed) co-stars as Ventimiglia's fiancée, while thesps Johnny Whitworth and Lauren Lee Smith are among the perpetrators. Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (of Crank fame) scripted.more
Rating: R (for disturbing and perverse behavior throughout, including violence, gruesome images, strong sexual content, nudity, drug use and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Brian Taylor, Mark Neveldine
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 23, 2008


Michael Weston
as Jake Gallo
Alyssa Milano
as Gwen Williamson
Lauren Lee Smith
as Juliette Bath
Johnny Whitworth
as Griffin Cavenaugh
John De Lancie
as Dr. Quentin Morris
John DeLancie
as Dr. Quentin Morris
Mei Melançon
as Catherine Ivy
Keir O'Donnell
as Ben Stravinsky
Buddy Lewis
as Harper Johnson
Dan Callahan
as Chip Bentwood
Larry Drake
as Fat Bastard
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Critic Reviews for Pathology

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (6)

Gleefully brimming with body parts and bad behavior, Pathology is a fun piece of flamboyant tastelessness.

Full Review… | April 25, 2008
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Like its characters, the pic is too clever for its own good, allowing the meticulously researched scenario to be undone by implausible behavior and gaping plot holes.

Full Review… | April 23, 2008
Top Critic

A particularly nasty slice of medical-themed horror, Marc Scholermann's film is the sort of thriller in which the tenderest scene depicts an autopsy.

April 21, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Much like Crank, it's the guiltiest of guilty pleasures.

Full Review… | April 21, 2008
AV Club
Top Critic

Even squeamish viewers are apt to be captivated by the tight, credible scripting; these 20-somethings talk and behave like today's irony-clad young sophisticates. And whatever your opinion of the subject matter, you can't fault the filmmaking.

Full Review… | April 21, 2008
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Pathology

Bizarre. Bloody. Go in with low expectations, because this most definitely went for style, not substance.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer



Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

A grim and morbidly twisted thriller about a group of medical students who partake in a sick game of "guess how they were killed" as each take turns to go out and murder a person in a complicated way to make it look like there was no foul play. It's gory and sexy but without being too sleazy so you can go onto this and watch in all seriousness and enjoy the ride. Not for the squeamish though.

Lee ?

Super Reviewer

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