(Vukekparsurleweb) 2,5/5 Ayant apprécié "Troll Hunters" du même réal., je me suis laissé tenter par ce film d'horreur malgré des critiques plus que mitigées. La 1ere partie est très efficace et le concept (une autopsie qui tourne au surnaturel) accrocheur; malheureusement, la 2e partie, malgré quelques bons moments, tourne en eau de boudin à cause d'un script extrêmement paresseux et souvent incohérent. Bien dommage.
Good ol’fashioned horror: not very scary nor disturbing, just a bit creepy, with some gory stuff and a chilling atmosphere. The script is crafted with care and attention to details, like manufacturing an expensive watch. The actual story is somewhat silly though. And it looks like all the other American horror movies but that can be charming as well. Y’know, milk & cookies, marshmallows, a fireplace and evil spirits.
the jump scares, well, mere jump scares. But the horror somehow kinda toned down, not filled with cliched screeching screams from over-the-topped actors. The settings and characters was simple, and not overwhelmed with unnecessary backstories drama. By 'locking' the plot to Emile Hirsch & Brian Cox dialogue, the exposition wasn't too bothering. You can say it's a sensible horror flick.
Killer premise for a horror film; if anything this would've been even better if it were longer and a little more fleshed out in terms of the ritual aspect. Every time the camera cut to those cloudy grey eyes though...I shouldn't have watched this alone at midnight.
La prima parte funziona benissimo, è tesa, lenta, viscerale, molto forte nei contenuti e ben dosata nella componente horror. Anzi, la caratteristica più interesante è il modo in cui porta avanti l'indagine letteralmente "pezzo dopo pezzo" mentre il corpo viene studiato. Poi, peccato, cambia, diventa un horror più canonico, e paradossalmente perde via via la forza di destabilizzare lo spettatore rientrando nei ranghi.
This is the first time I watched a movie from director André Øvredal. In his first English-language movie, Mr. Øvredal did an amazing effort. THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE is scary, thrilling, exciting, and succeed to keep me intrigued from start to finish. It's an effective horror movie. THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE was great because it explored the characters more deeper. For example - that elevator scene. Highly entertaining
A creative concept that translates itself into a captivating first hour. The tension is brilliantly built around the body. Sadly, it ends up resorting to the same old jump scares and falling prey to all the stereotypes of the horror genre. Also, the attempts to make you relate emotionally to the characters feel very contrived.
Great cast and slick aesthetic for a small-scale chiller. An interesting concept that starts with a tense first act full of squirmy medical violence, followed by an intriguing second act as the mystery and paranormal elements are introduced. Then we get to the complete let down of a third act where all the steam is lost. Generic, predictable ending with "4:45 on a Friday" quality screenwriting. Come on, people.