Pathology

User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
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  1. 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 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. Expand
  2. JayH.
    Sep 16, 2008
    5
    This is certainly not for the squeamish. It is well made, good photography, nicely edited but it's an unpleasant film with shallow characters. A lot of style, but not much substance.
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. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Sandy MacDonald
    75
    Even squeamish viewers are apt to be captivated by the tight, credible scripting; these 20-somethings talk and behave like today's irony-clad young sophisticates. And whatever your opinion of the subject matter, you can't fault the filmmaking.
  3. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    70
    When a movie opens with the diner scene from "When Harry Met Sally" as performed by cadavers, and later proceeds to sex scenes involving scalpels and needles, the actual plot is inconsequential. Fans of hard-R exploitation will love this; everyone else will likely be appalled. Screw 'em.