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Vital Signs Review

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A group of 3rd year medical students learn about life and death, and love.

★★★★★

A group of 3rd year medical students learn about life and death, and love. One of those nowhere American movies to be banished to video-hell without getting a cinema release in the UK, Vital Signs is like an extended episode of St. Elsewhere, concentrating on the lives and loves of five medical students at an American teaching hospital.

Predictable, but with good performances (Adrian Pasdar from Near Dark, Jimmy Smits from LA Law), this works well on the small screen, which is just as well.

Very slow and disjointed with some glaring factual errors about the status of medical trainees (being called Doctor when they are years away from earning that title), but mildly palatable.