Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pathology (2008)

Number Rolled: 28
Movie Name/Year: Pathology (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Length: 94 minutes
Rating: R
Affiliated Companies: MGM, Lakeshore Entertainment, Camelot Pictures
Executive Producer: Marc Bienstock, Phyllis Carlyle, Yan Fisher-Romanovsky, Eric Reid, David Rubin, Barrett Stuart
Director: Marc Scholermann
Writer: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Actors: Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Weston, Alyssa Milano, Lauren Lee Smith, Johnny Whitworth, John de Lancie, Mei Melancon, Keir O’Donnell, Buddy Lewis, Dan Callahan, Alan Blumenfeld, Anne Girard, Debbie Pollack

Dr. Ted Grey is living a charmed life. He’s engaged to a rich, smart, beautiful woman named Gwen. She’s given him the resources and connections that allow him to become an intern at the University Hospital in Philadelphia. Upon his arrival there, he learned that some of the other interns have formed a tightly knit group. He begins to wonder what their deal is.

This movie was awesome.

At some points I had a little trouble with the main character. Not Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes, Rocky Balboa, Dirty Deeds). Ventimiglia is a highly underrated actor. He could play an old man counting out pennies at CVS and I’d watch three hours of it. It’s more about the almost instantaneous character development that threw me. It was a little too fast for me to believe it. It may very well be an issue of strange editing.

There were also a couple of plot hole near the end. I found them forgivable because of the sheer creativity involved.

The reason the movie scored so highly with me, despite downfalls, was because I couldn’t take my eyes away from the screen. Pathology was intense, morbid and just down-right amazing. It had that one thing that the best movies all have, it was uniquely entertaining.

Pathology is the best thriller I’ve seen in a while.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 43%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 40%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 4.2/5
Trust-the-Dice Score4.5/5

P.S. There’s a small scene about half-way through the credits.

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