A Cure For Wellness Reviews

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March 15, 2017
If Verbinski had brought pace, the film might have worked, but he takes an eternity, then throws it all to the winds with a finale that's remarkable silly, even in this fanciful neck of the woods.
February 24, 2017
[The] poor ending felt like a betrayal, since it wrenches A Cure for Wellness fully out of its original genre and into melodrama.
February 24, 2017
One can only imagine that, given that there's little gore or sex, the restricted entry level is designed to protect younger viewers from the deeply upsetting feelings of frustration and irritation that emerge once it becomes clear that nothing is working.
February 24, 2017
Unanswered questions pile up, until only one remains. Could this be the stupidest third act EVER?
February 23, 2017
The movie's operatic claustrophobia makes its mark. Cult status beckons.
February 22, 2017
Exquisite gothic trappings, timeless fairy tale grue, and several sips of mortality.
February 20, 2017
Verbinski inflates a story ready-made for a brisk Gothic shocker into a bloated, self-important mess.
February 17, 2017
Somewhere around the middle of the film, one begins to realize it probably isn't going any place worthwhile.
February 17, 2017
At 90 minutes it could have been an eerie, tricky, well-crafted thriller. At two hours its wheels start to fall off. And then it continues to limp along for another 30 minutes, after which you wonder what the point of it all was in the first place.
February 16, 2017
Seems to last forever and, when it finally ends, leaves a sour aftertaste of overproduced, overblown schlock.
February 16, 2017
There is tremendous visual craft and inarguable style here, but none of the discipline, the sense of pacing and proportion that would allow the filmmaker's creative instincts to soar rather than merely splutter.
February 16, 2017
A deft illustration of the desire for retreatism inspired by the ruthlessness of modern urban life, and the ways that desire can be exploited.
Top Critic
February 16, 2017
Any movie physician would declare Wellness not healthy enough to stand on its own two feet as horror.
February 16, 2017
[Director Verbinski] takes the campy dread of Hammer horror films (Horror of Dracula, et alia) and builds it into a a gorgeous, epic assault on anti-immigration sentiments in Europe and elsewhere.
February 16, 2017
A Cure for Wellness [has] a swell title for a godawful gothic horror flick.
February 16, 2017
There's no rule that main characters have to be likable, and DeHaan's Lockhart isn't, but they at least have to be interesting. He fails that litmus test.
February 16, 2017
Overstuffed and overlong, collapsing under the weight of a silly conclusion.
February 16, 2017
"A Cure for Wellness" is a lustrous box of genre candy, the self-revealing work of an auteur who has laid bare not so much his psyche as his online streaming queue.
February 16, 2017
So rich is Verbinski's imagery that it's transfixing to wander through his fortress of the macabre.
February 16, 2017
Narratively preposterous and probably an hour too long, it's the year's first big howler.
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