The Hospital
The Hospital (1971)

Hospital is a black comedy about a bitter, suicidal doctor (George C. Scott) whose hospital is being destroyed by the murders of several staff members, as well as the staff's own ineptness. Eventually, he falls in love with a young… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 17, 1971
DVD Release Date: September 16, 2003
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Emanuel Levy

This darkly humorous satire of an urban hospital is probably the only decent movie that Arthur Hiller had directed, benefiting from Chayefsky's Oscar winning script.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Ham-handed satire, but effective with great lead performances.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It was hard to come out of The Hospital feeling all that well.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

Another towering performance by the great George C. Scott highlights this scathing satire of the medical field.

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Jim Hunter
In a hospital wracked with bureaucracy and poor patient care, a suicidal doctor struggles to find meaning in his work and life. Part black comedy, which is… More
Aj V
Dark comedies and satires are always hit or miss, and this one tends to miss. There are a few moments where I understand something is funny, but it's not… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Paddy Chayefsky is almost infallible at giving the toughest and loudest social and existencial commentaries under the veil of comedy. He did that flawlessly in… More
Tim Sigur
This movie kills me. I love George C. Scott's performance and there are some amazing monologues, but there are also some weird plot lines that rubbed me… More
Ken Stachnik
The script is great, but the execution is flawed. Several times the film loses it's grasp on it's tone and stumbles as a result. Diana Rigg is… More
John Ballantine
A good film about an urban hospital environment featuring an outstanding performance by George C. Scott. I think there is many a hospital television show that… More