The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)



Critic Consensus: The Autopsy of Jane Doe subverts the gruesome expectations triggered by its title to deliver a smart, suggestively creepy thriller that bolsters director André Ovredal's growing reputation.

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It's just another night at the morgue for a father (Brian Cox) and son (Emile Hirsch) team of coroners, until an unidentified, highly unusual corpse comes in. Discovered buried in the basement of the home of a brutally murdered family, the young Jane Doe-eerily well preserved and with no visible signs of trauma-is shrouded in mystery. As they work into the night to piece together the cause of her death, the two men begin to uncover the disturbing secrets of her life. Soon, a series of terrifying events make it clear: this Jane Doe may not be dead. The latest from Trollhunter director Andre Ovredal is a scarily unpredictable, supernatural shocker that never lets up.

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Critic Reviews for The Autopsy of Jane Doe

All Critics (94) | Top Critics (14)

An enjoyably twisty little throat-grabber.

March 27, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A lean indie horror flick that manages to creep us out even before getting to the part that's meant to be truly unsettling.

February 2, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

For at least the first 50 of its 100 minutes, Andre Øvredal's coroner horror story is nearly flawless.

January 27, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Cox is a flawless pro even in a role that many peers would consider a phone-it-in paycheck part.

January 12, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A cut above most horror flicks, especially the jump-scare-heavy fare that tends to be dumped into multiplexes this time of year.

January 5, 2017 | Full Review…

Even when the movie's falling into a straighter line, the early emphasis on quietly nuanced characterizations and a measured pace give the danger more dimension.

January 5, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Autopsy of Jane Doe

A decent (yet irregular) horror movie that relies on a compelling mystery and knows how to slowly build tension (despite a few annoying jump scares), but it is also a bit frustrating to see how it is weakened by clichés and by a silly ending that doesn't really work.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Surprised as to how liked this movie is. A truly unsuspenseful movie with no scares.

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

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Pretty average. I'm surprised the ratings are so high.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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