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The ludicrous thriller Pathology was scripted by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the writing team responsible for the (literally) adrenaline-fueled Speed knock-off Crank, and based on those two efforts, they're on the cutting edge of high-concept pulp sleaze. This isn't an insult. Neither film works quite as well as it should—perhaps a problem their next effort, which they co-directed, will solve—but Neveldine and Taylor have a knack for nutso conceits that aren't easily forgotten. It's impossible to talk about their movies without chuckling a little, and when discussing genre trash, that isn't a bad start. Pathology opens with a sober reveal of the Hippocratic Oath, which is presented as one of those rules that's meant to be broken. Top of his class at Harvard—a designation that all hotshot young doctors and lawyers in the movies seem to share—Milo Ventimiglia joins a group of student forensic pathologists at a.

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