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The Autopsy of Jane Doe

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

2016
Horror
1h 26m
Father and son coroners receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to identify the beautiful young "Jane Doe", they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets. (imdb)
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The Autopsy of Jane Doe

2016
Horror
1h 26m
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Rated 13 Feb 2017
70
75th
I can't put my finger on exactly what, but something about this movie really clicked with me. The clever take on a tired genre, starved of fresh ideas? The minimalist (yet creepy-as-hell) setting? The surprisingly decent acting (I've always liked Brian Cox)? The gruesomely realistic practical effects? The unspoiled naked female cadaver sitting on the operating table for 80% of the movie? Okay, the unspoiled naked female cadaver sitting on the operating table for 80% of the movie. Sue me.
Rated 11 Feb 2019
70
65th
Has a nice Pontypool vibe with the single location. Falls apart a bit like it too. I love Brian Cox. Pretty great premise for a horror movie but it eventually feels a little...stupid. That said, it's fun and almost fail-proof with its focused morbid setting. I loved Trollhunter and this only reinforced my excitement for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Go horror.
Rated 24 Jan 2021
72
41st
A decent, but pretty standard horror movie with a couple relatively effective jump scares. Cox and Hirsch have a solid chemistry and the corpse's backstory deserved a little more exploration because the conjecture that the coroners provided was pretty interesting.
Rated 01 Mar 2017
70
56th
The first half of this is interesting and suspenseful stuff. It's like a paranormal investigation discovery episode. Then it gradually devolves into horror hokeyville which is rather unfortunate. The build up and characters are so damn interesting but it's too bad the writing couldn't have been more polished. The first half gets a solid 75 but the last half a 55. Hirsch and Cox are great as a father and son morgue team. Both seem a tad wasted from their full potential though.
Rated 24 Dec 2016
60
57th
Quite a decent build up for a horror movie, but it looses its steam halfway.
Rated 09 Feb 2022
90
88th
The way I watched this film is a lesson for me & I'm not sure I'll ever be able to experience a film like this again but certainly want to try - esp with horror. I knew absolutely nothing about what would happen in this film & found it totally riveting. Even if I had seen a trailer, I would've ranked this high since the filmmakers are masterful at creating suspense. The big reveal was also a very unexpected and satisfying twist. It also moved at a very brisk pace & was over before I expected.
Rated 24 Jan 2017
70
64th
Above average supernatural horror movie. Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch make a great father and son team, and the premise is unique enough to keep it interesting to the end.
Rated 27 Dec 2016
60
39th
It starts out with a neat premise but it becomes progressively less interesting the more we learn until it has all become rather silly. On the other hand Brian Cox owns and there is some creepy imagery so in the end it is a passable horror diversion.
Rated 07 Jan 2017
65
42nd
Pretty average horror stuff in the end, but still worked on my side.
Rated 01 Jun 2017
55
34th
Another over-hyped indie horror movie that ultimately disappoints. It started off fairly well, but once the scary things started happening, it devolved into generic modern horror fare. I didn't really feel scared at all. The twist near the end is sort of interesting, but means very little. And the actual ending was such an anti-climax. Cox and Hirsch are okay, but their characters are idiots and don't feel real at all. Add in the cliché tragic backstory and you've seen all of this before.
Rated 14 Apr 2017
95
91st
Creepy, queasy horror film goes the 'haunted house' route for most of its length -- to its benefit, as it develops a genuinely unsettling and brooding atmosphere, with particular attention to the claustrophobic layout of the morgue building; invaluable once the scares start! Cox and Hirsch are perfect as the father/son team, and the casually (but brutally) graphic autopsy scenes set the viewer on edge from the start. Almost perfect in its set up and execution.
Rated 26 Aug 2018
53
42nd
I liked how the story went straight to the point. The first act was well achieved and promise was well build. Unfortunately the rest of the movie was usual paranormal run though. They tried to build something in the end but failed badly.
Rated 23 Apr 2017
60
39th
Certainly a decent horror film to enjoy. It's first half is a tour de force in introductory stroytelling with a great feeling of suspense. For me, the real test for a horror movie starts when the metaphysical shit gets unleashed and this one fails to pass the metaphysical test, unfortunately: Jane Doe's spirit doesn't have the fatal strength and rigor you'd expect from a hardcore horror movie. That having said, its subtext is still politically relevant and noteworthy. Recommended.
Rated 05 Sep 2019
78
89th
I don't know why but this movie really worked for me. Most of the jump scares worked, the atmosphere was creepy as hell, the direction was spot on and the sound design didn't beat me over the head which was a nice change compared to most of the modern horror films I've seen lately. One of the best and scariest "ghost" stories I've seen in quite some time.
Rated 05 Mar 2019
88
36th
Extra points on this one for a movie that totally switched gears (and genres) midway through!
Rated 10 Mar 2017
55
50th
The first half establishes a wonderfully immersive atmosphere, laying the groundwork for a gripping psychological thriller. Strong acting as always from Brian Cox, and the supporting cast is pretty believable as well. Unfortunately, the second half is somewhat weaker, mainy because of questionable decisions by the writers. The principle of 'less is more' held true earlier in the film, and could have elevated this work if only the filmmakers had stuck to it.
Rated 09 Feb 2019
75
82nd
The first two acts of this movie are amazing, but it falls way the hell apart at the end. But still make time to watch, because it is really really good until it isn't.
Rated 29 Dec 2016
65
30th
Pretty good buildup / start of the movie actually.. until things started to get surreal. Then horribleness made its move :(
Rated 20 Apr 2017
50
12th
What a waste of potential.. It started off really well with the atmosphere and characters but dragged to normality very, very qucikly. I was actually too scared to watch it at first because of all the hype, turns out it was just a standard horror flick with nothing special. The ending and the premise turned out to be a disappointment.
Rated 31 Dec 2016
25
16th
Starts off intriguing but gets very silly very quickly. Tries to fit in too many twists.
Rated 30 Jul 2017
73
65th
It holds firm to the "autopsy" part of its title, breathing a spark of originality and genuine mystery into the film. It unfolds in accordance with the flesh of the corpse peeling away and cox and hirsch may look nothing like father and son but are both such good actors they sell both the relationship and the unraveling of the puzzle. The tension is much more lively than the scares themselves which are for the most part rote however the surrounding film allows forgiveness for these moments.
Rated 28 May 2017
72
61st
Beyond my expectations.
Rated 14 Jan 2019
55
34th
Decent horror setting that is ultimately wasted by introducing ghouls that stumble around the place. Some lost potential for an intimate creepy chamber piece with two good actors.
Rated 08 Jun 2018
82
64th
i found the first 3/4s of this to be expertly paced with a great sense of dread - really well done. the ending doesnt pay off as much as i'd like, but it's a good spook em up
Rated 30 Dec 2019
50
7th
It became clear pretty quickly what was going on here and I found it a bit campy and silly. It seems offensive that the story hinges on the realization that (spoiler alert?) at least some of the victims of historical witch trials were really witches after all! It also felt exploitative that most of the action takes place with two male coroners in one room with a dead naked young beautiful female body on display in the middle.
Rated 14 Jul 2017
66
28th
Contains all the standard tropes of a horror film, so you'll get the jump scares exactly when you expect them - but at least the story is mildly interesting. I was expecting more mystery and less jump scare though. Also dat last frame...
Rated 28 Jan 2019
65
45th
This is an underrated nugget. Might not blow your minds but it uses a pretty unique setup fairly well to draw you in and keep you guessing. It does go for some standard horror tropes and cliches but most movies do. The performances by both Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch are great and carry the film but you have to tip your hat to Olwen Kelly, who delivers one of the best cadaver performance ever. The realness heightens the tension.
Rated 08 Mar 2020
69
52nd
68.9
Rated 27 Dec 2016
75
90th
I really liked this but regret that it was not great. It came close, with a few tweaks it could have been superlative. The ending could have gone three ways. One way would have really made me upset, one would have made me love this film. They went middle of the road.
Rated 23 Oct 2021
63
58th
Interesting build up, though a bit confusing in the second half. The characters are comically smart, the way they guess everything including pretty obscure lore. Unusual theme and creative still
Rated 10 Sep 2017
45
16th
bir film olarak başlıyor, başka bir film olarak devam ediyor, daha başka bir film olarak bitiyor. cesedin sinema anolojisi olarak kullanıldığı -içsel ve dışsal işaretler açısından- söylenebilir, bu açıdan filmin gidişatındaki bu değişimler de daha farklı bir açıdan görülebilir. ama henüz gelişme döneminde büründüğü standart korku türü halleriyle çok derine inmeye gerek yok diyor filmin kendisi. muhtemln bu özensizlkle ebevyn-çock dahl katmanlar yığlyr
Rated 17 Jul 2020
95
70th
The setting and story are so natural and very probable to happen-- if ever spirits and spells do thrive. The entire plot is absorbing, thrilling, and put me on my chair's edge. With a few cast involved, the movie succeeded in creating a full modern-day horror film that haunts me for days. MY SCORING: 99-96=Great; 95-90=Very good; 89-85=Good; 84-80=So-so; 79-70=Boring; Below 70=Forget it
Rated 06 Jul 2018
64
46th
5.7.18(+)
Rated 08 Apr 2019
60
35th
Starts out great and builds tension up so well but it fails to deliver with those shitty last 15 minutes. It had so much feminist potential. I wish they depicted Jane Doe as a victim to sexist traditions and show her as a character that was haunting people to tell her story. And in the end, when our protagonists figured her story out, she should have found peace and left them alone instead of turning into some stupid ghost witch who kept looking for new victims.
Rated 31 Aug 2019
78
48th
B
Rated 24 May 2018
65
55th
A combination of creative (the slight twist, parts of the plot), generic (the jump scares, the ending) and both at once (the elevator scene). If you haven't seen many horror films, this one may seem to be a highly original and creepy film. But there are many things that I’ve seen in other movies already. The sound effects on the autopsy parts are great, and I truly do like the twist as this is the first movie I recall doing something of the sort. But as a whole it’s only good, not great.
Rated 30 Dec 2020
73
50th
Decent enough horror movie with a few cool moments. Last third is weakest.
Rated 29 Oct 2023
50
37th
Started interesting enough, and had good tension, until things actually started happening, at which point I felt like it started to fade until ultimately fizzling out with an unsatisfying ending.
Rated 15 Jan 2019
52
31st
The autopsy itself unravels as an interesting mystery, but I found everything else in this film to be eye rolling, especially the dialogue which makes a pair of good actors seem worse than they are.
Rated 13 Sep 2017
65
46th
A coroner dad and son duo investigate the mysterious corpse of a young female. The movie goes from mystery to straight horror pretty quickly. Even if the movie doen't manage to stick the landing, it's a fine piece of entertainment.
Rated 07 Dec 2017
74
31st
As the main plot device, our lovely Jane doe, you will not know what this film is about at first. A brilliant premise of mystery and suspense transforms into a horrible night for our main characters, son and dad, which are skillfully represented by our main cast. The setting will wrap you in a sense of claustrophobia enhanced by the darkness of the film. While the final product makes use of some generic ways to bring out the fear, it does it well, but its strength rest on the interesting setup.
Rated 11 Nov 2021
60
57th
First half was truly incredible, second half wasn't as good. Would have made a great 60 minute tv one off. Acting was great.
Rated 27 Dec 2016
40
14th
second half sucks big time..
Rated 01 Nov 2019
76
72nd
Otopsi, Baba-oğul, adli tıp, kadavra, kamera kaydı, bedeni korunmuş ama iç organları harap olmuş bir cesedin otopsisini yapan baba-oğul SPOILER finalde cesedin bir cadı olduğunu fark ederler. Ölmemiştir. 1693 Salem olayıyla ilgilidir. Derisinin altında cadılıkla ilgili işaretler vardır.
Rated 31 Dec 2017
86
68th
Excellent appreciation of form, very nice cyclical elements, super great editing. I disliked the filter to make everything clinical, though I appreciate why it was done; all in all, the film lacked a bit of punch - of wow factor - but I loved the way this film was executed, with a genuinely novel idea and an avoidance of most of the regular clichés. Decent, all in all!
Rated 19 Apr 2017
65
45th
Morgta bir gece... Ama en korkuncu. Morgun sahibi, baba Tommy rolündeki Brian Cox harika bir seçim. Sürprizlerin adım adım ortaya çıkması ve baba-oğulun verdiği tepkilerin abartıdan uzak olması filmin artı hanesinde. Kimliği belirsiz erkek ölüler için John Doe, kadınlar için ise Jane Doe isminin verildiğini de not düşelim. İyi gerilmeler. :) 6/10
Rated 14 May 2017
60
18th
Does a decent job for what must have been a pretty small budget. I usually like Emile Hirsch but he was a bit bland here, although Brian Cox makes up for it. The first half is pretty engaging and racks up the tension nicely as Cox and Hirsch play coroner detectives, but a few odd decisions deflate the plot somewhat and even Cox can't carry it past a certain point.
Rated 19 Dec 2020
75
83rd
İlginç 1 korku filmi. Kanlı cinayetler işlenen 1 evde, gömülü 1 kadın cesedi bulunur. Kadının otopsisi yapılırken, evde tuhaf olaylar başlar. Gerçekler 1 yandan ortaya çıkarken, 1 yandan da evden çıkmaya çalışırlar. Korku unsurları çok iyi. Konu sağlam olmasına karşın klişeler de kullanılmış. Brian Cox çok iyi. Arkadaşların durumu kötü. Filmin sonunda, cadımız kurtuluyor. Her canlı 1 gün ölümü tadacaktır.
Rated 30 Dec 2017
55
49th
Pretty good.
Rated 09 Jan 2019
79
61st
Fair bit of tension, well-orchestrated ambiance. But the script and acting make this feel like a SyFy channel original. If you want to go back to the horror basics, you gotta get the fundamentals. Otherwise, you're stuck with a half-baked idea and a shoddy execution. And maybe that was forgivable in the old days, when there was a certain kind of novelty to vampires, witches and zombies, but these days, if you don't care about the actors, it's hard to care about the movie.
Rated 08 Jun 2017
74
85th
good movie
Rated 07 Jan 2017
65
16th
A solid first 30 minutes transforms into the same Hollywood supernatural movie we've seen countless times. I enjoyed the repartee between Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch, especially when the former gives The Notebook a little dig.
Rated 05 Jan 2017
50
77th
I really liked The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) up until the final act. André Øvredal was good at avoiding the biggest horror clichés with a fairly grounded black comedy approach to autopsies. But the end felt like the usual horror stuff...
Rated 11 Oct 2019
85
82nd
The mystery of the first half of the film held me captive. I paused it at this point with plans to resume the next day. During the interim, I pondered the film several times and thought I knew where the film was going, but I was wrong. Jane Doe's eyes became increasingly more sinister as the film progressed. I would love to know if something was done to create this effect or if I was projecting it. Either way, it speaks to the creators. It is hard for me to think of something I didn't like.
Rated 30 Oct 2016
82
25th
I really enjoyed this movie. mostly set in a morgue,so the atmosphere is creepy all through,it's one of those movies that sets itself apart from the rest.
Rated 09 Nov 2023
50
24th
First half is great, second half is hot garbage, so I guess that's a 50.
Rated 20 Oct 2020
70
60th
Sürükleyici olmayı ve ilgi çekiciliğini son ana kadar koruyan bir film, bunda sorunum yok. Problemim, filmin tamamen tahmin ettiğim yönde ilerleyip bitmesi. Biraz daha şaşırmayı ve sürprizler bekledim sanırım. Ama ne anlattığını bilen ve ayağı yere basan, gizemini etkileyici kullanabilen de bir hikaye olduğundan, sevdiğimi saklayamayacağım.
Rated 24 Jul 2020
40
27th
First half when it's psychological horror was good. Bombed second half when it became your run of the mill horror film. Ending was disappointing.
Rated 04 Jan 2017
67
53rd
Neat little chamber play of a horror movie that could have done more with even less; the middle drags more than any 85-minute movie has a right to. But a really nice setup, a creepy atmosphere and Cox's gravitas go a long way.
Rated 08 Jul 2020
60
11th
The acting was very good, and the first 60% of the movie hooked me. But then it went into messy, ridiculous horror tropes, cliches, awfully written dialogue, and idiotic decisions, and I lost all interest. The movie is really, really stupid and braindead. But the visual effects, art style, sound design, and acting is all fantastic. Too bad it was wasted on such a bad script. The story is extremely thin and pointless and that's all I'll reveal about that. Do not expect much plot from this movie.
Rated 27 Aug 2021
52
53rd
A great, mysterious setup gets bogged down in horror cliches halfway through, and finds itself in somewhat silly territory toward the end.
Rated 08 Jan 2017
65
48th
Great buildup, disappointing second half.

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