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The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

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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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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…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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…
TheWrap
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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…
Los Angeles Times
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You could do a lot worse than this effective little chiller from the director of the 2010 Norwegian cult cheapie, Trollhunter.

December 23, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Entertainment Weekly
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Øvredal distracts from the cheesy script with dramatic camera angles that imbue even silly scenes with an ominous air.

December 22, 2016 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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This morbid film takes body horror to a new level, but leaves its brains behind.

December 21, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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