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Coma review

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Coma

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Genevieve Bujold, Michael Douglas, Rip Torn
director:
Michael Crichton

We gave it a B+

A decade and a half before he created TV’s ER, doctor-turned-writer-director Michael Crichton served up a far more paranoid take on the medical profession in Coma (1978, PG, 1 hr., 53 mins.). Just out on Blu-ray, the bone-chilling conspiracy thriller stars Michael Douglas and Geneviève Bujold as bickering lovers and hotshot Boston physicians who uncover a rash of operating-room mishaps that leave a high number of otherwise healthy patients in comas. Bujold, tense and thin-skinned, begins to snoop around when bodies disappear from her hospital. What she discovers will make you think twice about ever stepping inside one again. B+

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