Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Coma (1978)

Directed by Michael Crichton
My rating: 3 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia
(Blu-ray, Warner Bros.)

Intern Genevieve Bujold works at a prominent Boston hospital with her boyfriend doctor. She is suspicious about the number of patients being left in comas after routine procedures, and takes matters into her own hands when it happens to her best friend. Her search takes her from the basement of the sprawling complex to the board room of the executive president. Highly effective, and believable, medical thriller has lost none of its relevance, a tribute to the foresight of writer-director Crichton. A chase scene involving hanging bodies, both dead and alive, is particularly memorable, shot by Gerald Hirschfeld.

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