A Cure for Wellness

2016, Mystery & thriller/Horror, 2h 20m

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A Cure for Wellness boasts a surfeit of visual style, but it's wasted on a derivative and predictable story whose twists, turns, and frights have all been more effectively dealt before. Read critic reviews

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A Wall Street stockbroker (Dane DeHaan) travels to a remote location in the Swiss Alps to retrieve his company's CEO (Harry Groener) from an idyllic but mysterious wellness center. He soon suspects that the miraculous treatments are not what they seem. His sanity is tested when he unravels the spa's terrifying secrets and finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all of the guests there longing for a cure.

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  • Sep 22, 2017
    https://cinephilecrocodile.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/a-cure-for-wellness-dir-gore-verbinski.html
    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Jul 10, 2017
    A Cure for Wellness is most certainly not going to be for everyone. It's spectacularly, deliberately, uncomfortably ugly (albeit, in a bizarrely beautiful way). It's story is flawed, it's long (two and a half hours all told), it's slow, some of its setups don't evolve into payoffs, it's not half as mysterious or clever as it might think it is, and it can't even hold to its own mythology 100%. But I loved it.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 07, 2017
    Love the gothic horror here. Its constantly unnerving and often unpredictable. Let's keep giving Verbinski millions of dollars to make movies everybody hates but me.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 13, 2017
    The incredible design and camera work is not enough to overcome a simplistic plot. I will compare this to Tim Burton who has demonstrated a gift for the odd but at the expense of the storyline. I liked certain parts of the film but it felt too commercial to be successful, the budget needed to be lower and the weirdness dialled up to 11. The film flopped and it's fairly obvious why a mid budget film would flop when it is this bizarre. The film needed to be in the 20 million, I can't see where the budget went and that is the problem. In an era where Blumhouse is punching out quality films below 10 million, you need to aim for a similar bar. The director had a great eye for Pirates and The Ring but he hasn't set the world on fire and I feel he needs to reinvent the wheel, no point coasting and that's how I felt for most of the movie. There was a waiting and when it was finally revealed, you just shrug and wonder why you just watched a movie past 2 hours without any redeeming twists or set pieces. This was a giant miss and while it's not terrible, it is no where near being good. 13-06-2017.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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