Coma is one of the movies I remember the most from my childhood. It used to be frequently on television, and I have had a certain memory about it for many years. I recently viewed the movie for the first time in at least 20 years, and it didn't feel at all like the memories that I cherished for it all those years ago.
However that doesn't mean that I didn't enjoy Coma, because I did. Genevive Bujold is terrific as the nurse investigating dubious coma's and death around a respected hospital. Michael Douglas looks his best and is par great acting. However this is Bujold's movie make no mistake- Douglas is here, but he's much more of an supporting actor.
It was great to see the old character actor play killer- Lance Le Gault, and also Rip Torn and Tom Selleck play cameos.
The film does take time to fully get going, but the second half of Coma does not fail to entertain.
Coma in a nutshell is not as good as I remember it, but it's a decent adult thriller. Please ignore sub categories like science fiction. It's not here.