Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. 38
    It takes a certain genius to make butchered corpses, sociopathic lunacy and meth-fueled debauchery nerve-scrapingly dull, and German director Marc Schoelermann and screenwriters Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank) possess it.
  2. A particularly nasty slice of medical-themed horror, Marc Scholermann's film is the sort of thriller in which the tenderest scene depicts an autopsy.
  3. Reviewed by: Stina Chyn
    30
    Alyssa Milano is a delight, but her ten to thirteen minutes of screen-time mark her as more of a distraction than substantiation.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Aug 25, 2014
    8
    A fast-paced movie that goes right into business without any hesitation.

    The characters seem a little distant and obnoxious, but when
    layers are stripped, their behavior, in a way, gains reason. Not too much, of course, given the idea of the movie, but at the same time it makes you wonder: "why not?". Morality is bounced back and forth in this movie, though never really touched other than from a safe distance.

    The way the world of these young pathologists is displayed is probably kind of surreal; I would assume a little gore and nonchalance is added to the mix to give the desired effect. Nonetheless, this is not the job you talk over on a candle-lit supper after a day at work.

    I watched the movie to see Milo Ventimiglia's performance, and I was not disappointed.

    The emotional level of the characters isn't mind-blowing, but there is some internal struggle to be seen when one looks at the right things. Witty, snobby remarks are thrown back and forth, some of them quite amusing.

    For me, the end of the movie was wonderful. "Serves you right" is what came to mind: next time you're about to do something morally questionable, stop for a moment to think if it's something you would like to be done to yourself - with a little extra, of course, because that's how it works between us people. Karma is a **** they say.
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  2. Oct 31, 2010
    1
    Extremely awkward. Plot development is empty and the acting is nothing special, which is the overall feeling of this movie...nothing special. Just another gruesome, gory, and violent movie trying to mask itself with a mildly interesting plot. By the end of the movie you find yourself saying "Why am I watching this?" Full Review »
  3. JB
    Jan 28, 2010
    6
    Why 6? Two reasons: First, that's only a 6 in the Horror genre, which, being genre, is always going to be thin. If you're a Horror fan, it's worth seeing. Second, there aren't enough movies depicting the thin, psychological line tread by medical folks between caring and detachment. The problem with this movie is the scenes supposed to bring the viewer to this conclusion are hamfisted. The most bungled being the easiest to pull off - two buildup scenes where the "hero", already teetering on that edge, is supposed to be disgusted by the inhumanity of humanity. This makes his later descent into over-the-top debauchery seem just exploitative. Could have been so much better, but I think it's worth recognizing their attempt. Full Review »