Rent The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

3.4 of 5 from 246 ratings
1h 23min
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Synopsis:
Experienced coroner Tommy Tilden (Brian Cox) and his grown-up son Austin (Emile Hirsch) run a family-owned morgue and crematorium in Virginia. When the local Sheriff (Michael McElhatton) brings in an emergency case - an unknown female corpse nicknamed 'Jane Doe' (Olwen Catherine Kelly), found in the basement of a home where a multiple homicide took place - it seems like just another open-and-shut case. But as the autopsy proceeds, these seasoned professionals are left reeling as each layer of their inspection brings frightening new revelations. While a violent storm rages outside, it seems the real horrors lie on the inside...
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Rory Aitken, Fred Berger, Eric Garcia, Ben Pugh
Writers:
Ian B. Goldberg, Richard Naing
Studio:
Lionsgate Films
Genres:
British Films, Horror, Thrillers
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/06/2017
Run Time:
83 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Q&A with Director Andre Ovredal
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/06/2017
Run Time:
87 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Q&A with Director Andre Ovredal

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Reviews (6) of The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Nice one for the chiller cabinet. - The Autopsy of Jane Doe review by JG

Spoiler Alert
20/09/2017

Very claustrophobic; Autopsy of Jane Doe could be a play. The actors gave everything to material.

In parts overblown, but I was genuinely scared in some scenes, as they increased in intensity.

I'm 51 now and loved Hammer House, James Herbert, Stephen King et al, so being transported back to behind-the-sofa days was novel.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Dead scary - The Autopsy of Jane Doe review by AS

Spoiler Alert
25/09/2017

Is Brian Cox the world's busiest actor? Does he ever make a bad movie? Here he is again in yet another small but (almost) perfectly formed gem. Just when you thought the doddering horror genre was on the verge of finally frightening itself to death, up comes this shot in the arm to resurrect the stretcher case. Okay, there are a few seen-it-before moments, but overall this is a fresh (if anything in the underground morgue location can be called fresh) take on ghoulishness. If you are remotely of a nervous disposition, do not watch. . But if your thing is having your heart stopped every five minutes then you'll love it.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Not your Average Autopsy Movie . - The Autopsy of Jane Doe review by porky

Spoiler Alert
05/10/2017

Given that we start with Mass killings and an Autopsy of an Unknown girl it is pretty sure to expect he movie to follow convention and try to find the Murderer or Serial Killer before they strike again....Well this is no Ordinary Autopsy Movie....

I Loved the way the Story went in a Very different direction than was expected and is usual when you start a story this way.

Truly creepy moments. Confusing and twisted, its not what you expected at all ..

..Sadly the Ending isnt its Strong point but ive seen far worse .

Certainly Watchable . Good to give you the creeps if you are alone .

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

The Autopsy of Jane Doe review by Adrijan Arsovski - Cinema Paradiso

The Autopsy of Jane Doe is directed by the same guy who gave audiences the criminally underrated and creatively great Trollhunter, a film about a man, his handheld, and a potential troll lurking the Norwegian woods (the guy’s name is André Øvredal). Now, André wants to make you uneasy, reclusive, and repulsive in The Autopsy of Jane Doe, a film where nothing is as it seems – at first. And so, the latter film greatly encapsulates all aspects of a modern neo-thriller, including uneasiness, mystery, creepiness, and a great deal of thinking that one should look elsewhere and off the screen. In light of this, The Autopsy of Jane Doe succeeds on all possible levels.

First, let’s address the dialogue. The Autopsy of Jane Doe (and its screenplay) does a great job of building characters and connecting character chemistry right from the get-go. Compared to the recent horror/thriller offerings where good and believable character development is thrown aside for some cheap thrills and the evergreen jump-scares, this film takes its time instead and makes something wonderful happen – people talking. In fact, the dynamics between the father and the son and so well executed that one can’t do much else but applaud the director for keeping things real. That, and the fact that they have very different attitudes about how to approach an autopsy builds conflict, pushes the story forward, and makes other films of the same variety look silly, rushed, and underdeveloped all at once.

But, as with all things in life, The Autopsy of Jane Doe is not without its fair share of flaws. These flaws are not casting a shadow over the experience, but nullify some things the director had previously built up and pull down the overall uneasiness by a notch. For instance, there a several jump-scares midway that showed little to no originality or punch. This would’ve been fine if the tone of the film wasn’t so darn good in the first place. After these schlock-scares happen however, the tonal difference between the first and the latter half of the film seems jarring, inconsistent, and makes André look like he had his fair share of influence from contemporary horrors such as The Conjuring, or any similar alternative your local theater nowadays offers. But, to the filmmakers’ credit and despite all of these flaws, somehow they still manage to pull it off and make The Autopsy of Jane Doe a genuine movie-going experience that’s still better than most horror films today.

In conclusion, if you’re the type of person who wants character development, character conflict, and everything the word ‘character’ entails in a handily crafted film, then The Autopsy of Jane Doe would be right up your alley.

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