The creators of CRANK crank up the shock value in this twisted tale of terror that combines pulse- pounding thrills with heart-stopping suspense! Ted Grey (Milo Ventimiglia) is a brilliant medical student with a promising... more » future in forensics. But when he joins the nation's most prestigious pathology program, he unknowingly becomes a pawn in a terrifying game of death and destruction as his fellow students use their razor-sharp skills to commit unthinkable murders. When the pathological secrets of his colleagues begin to unfold, Ted quickly realizes that what he doesnâ??t know... could kill him.« less
Shelley M. (shelleylmb) from JACKSONVILLE, FL Reviewed on 2/8/2009...
This movie was such a disappointment to watch. It was so predictable. Makes me wish that I had that hour and half back.
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Better than I expected
Cassie Grace | 04/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'll freely admit that I, along with a few friends, went to see Pathology because we'd heard that Milo Ventimiglia was nekkid in a few scenes. I'm shallow, but not so shallow that I can't admit that I'm shallow.
If not for the aforementioned shallowness, I don't think this is the kind of movie I would usually see. So imagine my surprise when I actually liked it. Yes, it's extremely gory and twisted, but there's something fun in all that. The cast clearly had a blast with their roles, it's easy to imagine outtakes with the actors playing around with some of the more disgusting props.
If you don't take the movie too seriously, it's actually quite enjoyable, and even at times rather thought-provoking. As we left the theater, a discussion was struck up about who we would kill if we could get away with it. All in jest, obviously. (A popular answer "Whatever genius was in charge of marketing this movie." It's only playing on about 45 screens in the entire country.)
Admittedly, this is one of those movies where you're either going to love it or hate it, no middle ground. It all depends on what you're into, really.
And on one final shallow note, if you're a Milo Ventimiglia fan, let's just say you won't be disappointed."
Warped and twisted, but lacking in drama
Brian Long | Ogden, UT USA | 10/02/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Pathology follows the path of Peter Petrelli-I mean Dr. Ted Grey, a recent medical student who becomes involved in a homicidal game among his new peers at the penultimate pathology hospital in the country. Compounding this is his affair with one of his psychotic new coworkers while simultaneously juggling his relationship with his now long distance fiancee, as well as a budding drug addiction.
The acting in this movies is good, and by good I mean very disturbing. Grey starts off as a genuinely good guy, and is seduced by the prospect of proving he can solve the perfect murder. He initially soothes his conscionce by only killing "undesirables," a term which quickly loosens as the movie proceeds. He is also surrounded by people who, were there such a group in the medical industry, would send many screaming from the hospital. The interactions between the members drives home the creepiness of the film(The memory of two students playing catch with a human brain stands out in particular), though a few are so pushed to the back they might as well not be present.
The movie lacks enough punch to be horror, and far, far too much to be a simple medical drama. It does manage to be very disturbing, though definitely not for its believability. The crimes are commited, and the police are rarely, if ever, involved. The characters have far too much with regards to luck and resources in committing the crimes, and theres not enough explanation of the vagaries of them.
I would give this 3, or possibly two stars, but it manages to be what it appears, a slasher that is both incredibly unsettling, and contains enough good acting to be able to survive to credits. The ending also is one of the best I've seen for a horror in a very long time"
Steven Stewart | Liverpool | 11/23/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not crazy over Milo Ventimiglia's work and only know him from the show Heroes in his role as Peter Petrelli. He's good in that role but I still find him annoying with his raspy "look how mysterious I am" voice and his floppy bottom lip. I just can't take him seriously and although he does seem to be trying to branch into more prominant acting roles, he's still that annoying Peter Petrelli. Michael Watson who's the general catalyst of the whole movie I only know him for his short part in season 5 of House M.D. as the private investigator. I like him in that and generally like him all round, he would have suited the lead role much more than Milo, but there you have it.
Pathology tells the story of Medical student Ted Grey (Ventimiglia) who's just graduated top of his class and has been accepted onto the most prestigious pathology program in the country. One of his fellow Pathologists Jake Gallo (Weston) indulges Grey in their extra-curricular activities which is to commit the perfect murder. This is the point where the movie gets interesting as it's not just a competition were creepy pathologists go killing, it turns into an orgy of sorts as part of the game. It involved death, disection, drugs and just wild and filthy sex. It gets into a bit of a creepy storyline that can hold your attention throughout so I guess that's a big plus. Throughout the murder games, Grey becomes acquainted with the fiancé of Gallo and this turns the movie into a whole different ball game.
It starts off as one of those movies we see a lot of recently which generally seems to be of the "gorno" genre, but it turns into a genuine thriller/horror that becomes in some senses quite disturbing. It's a dark film with a relatively dark setting, with most of the craziness of the movie taking place in the dark autopsy room. On further reflection I guess Milo isn't as bad in the role as I originally thought, but there could have been a better choice. I would recommend this to those fans of the horror/thriller/"gorno" genre but this may not be for everyone."
Pathology the Thriller
K. Futrell | 10/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pathology is a great thriller movie. It'll keep you on the edge of your seat and guessing the entire movie. There are some gory parts in the movie BUT they are not too gory or too overdone. If you love medical shows then I recommend this movie. This movie is a hospital morgue gone WRONG. Pathology is definetely creative and twisted but it is a new movie with a new plot. I highly recommend Pathology if you like a good thriller. Also you can't forget the great cast including Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) and Alyssa Milano (Charmed)."
Arnita D. Brown | USA | 03/05/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ted Grey is a brilliant medical student graduated from Harvard with a training period in Lagos, Africa, and a lovely fiancée, Gwen Williamson, from a wealthy and influential family. When he joins the Medical Center of the Metropolitan University in the department of Pathology and Forensics, he becomes the pride and joy of his professor Dr. Quentin Morris. However the star of the residence, Jake Gallo, becomes jealous with the newcomer. Nevertheless he invites Ted to participate with four other residents in a deadly game, where each participant must commit the perfect crime without any clue to reveal the modus-operandi of the murder, and the others investigate the corpse in the dungeon of the hospital. When Gwen decides to move to Ted's apartment, he decides to leave the group, but he finds resistance. This movie honestly delivered more than expected. Excellent direction, great photography, and solid performances really elevate this little horror/thriller movie. "Pathology" I felt is kind of immoral, mean spirited, filled with sex, and features some great medical based gore kind of movie. It's fun, sick and twisted entertainment and if you're more into those kind of movies then you'll enjoy it a lot."