The Doctor and the Devils (1985)

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Set in 19th-century Britain, this drama concerns an unorthodox anatomy professor who, needing more cadavers for his medical research, hires a pair of grave robbers to provide him with fresh corpses. Inspired by a true story, the film is loosely based on a script by poet Dylan Thomas.

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Critic Reviews for The Doctor and the Devils

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

It is unredeemed, dreary, boring, gloomy dreck unilluminated by even the slightest fugitive moment of inspiration or ambition.

Oct 23, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Feels as though the plot could do even more with its material.

Nov 12, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A dull, uninspired—albeit aesthetically handsome—experience.

Oct 30, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

...bloated, lifeless, and toe-tagged. D.O.A.

Apr 6, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Doctor and the Devils

Okay, yeah, there's a good cast, and moments of entertainment here... but this is an old story that has been told in too many films already. I was just bored, it brought nothing new to the old tale.

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