Coma (1978)

A feisty, feminist intern uncovers a medical conspiracy in this icy thriller about mysterious goings-on at Boston Memorial Hospital. When her best friend and aerobics partner, Nancy Greenly (Lois Chiles), emerges in a vegetative state from… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 6, 1978
DVD Release Date: January 29, 2008
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Coma is an extremely entertaining suspense drama in the Hitchcock tradition.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Michael Crichton's slow-paced thriller must have begun with something to say about the morality of the medical profession, but whatever it was is lost in the shuffle of unnecessary narrative detail.

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James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Audiences used to a faster pace today will find the talky first half tough going.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

See it and worry.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The boys'-club politics at the hospital provide the picture with interesting subtext right in line with the sexual dynamics of the period; Bujold proves to be a worthy champion for the feminist cause.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

More entertaining than credible.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The aftereffect of Coma is a catlike yawn, benign and bored.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a genuinely suspenseful mystery thriller, with a conspiracy angle unfolding in due course without a lot of fuss and bother.

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Empire Magazine

A suspense-filled nailbiter that plays on a fear no weapon weidling psycho can top.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
A criative thriller.
jay nixon
Tightly directed medical thriller with top performances from Genevieve Bujold and Richard Widmark. Interesting premise well realized with a lot of now familiar… More
Dean McKenna
This is a fine entertaining suspense drama in the Hitchcock tradition.

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