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The Autopsy of Jane Doe

  • Thriller
  • Drama
  • 2016
  • Andre Ovredal
  • 83 mins
  • 15

Summary

Father and son coroners are drawn into a complex mystery while attempting to identify a young dead woman, who was apparently hiding dark secrets. Thriller, starring Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch and Ophelia Lovibond

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Andre Ovredal, the Norwegian director of The Troll Hunter, makes his English-language debut with this wickedly entertaining supernatural chiller. It's brought believably to life by the winning rapport between Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch, who co-star as the father-and-son coroner/morticians asked by Virginia police to investigate the mysterious death of a pristine naked corpse found at the scene of a grisly multiple homicide. But the first incision into the body reveals ritualistic horrors defying all rational explanation as an apocalyptic thunderstorm begins to rage outside the creepy confines of the morgue. Rather conventional in style and tone, it doesn't really stand up to heavy scrutiny in the logic department with its formula flickering lights, elevator malfunctions and radio static. Yet Ovredal's firm grasp on the gathering psychological scares and visceral nastiness raises vital goosebumps through an engaging combination of nerve-jangling suspense, graphic swerves into unexpected shock, queasy surgical procedures and the blackest humour.

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Credits

Cast

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Tommy TildenBrian Cox (1)
Austin TildenEmile Hirsch
EmmaOphelia Lovibond
Jane DoeOlwen Kelly
Sheriff SheldonMichael McElhatton
Lieutenant WadeJane Perry

Crew

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DirectorAndre Ovredal

Details

Theatrical distributor
Lionsgate
Released on
2017-03-31
Languages
English
Guidance
violence, swearing, nudity
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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