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March 28, 2012
While very much a dialogue-heavy historical film, all the recognisable elements of Cronenberg's preoccupations can be found in A Dangerous Method.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 28, 2012
The film is understandably talky, but there was enough passion and drama in it to hold my attention. It is a good primer on psychoanalysis.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 28, 2012
Both Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen are impressive, but the film belongs to Keira Knightley, who gives a quite astonishing performance, one modelled closely on existing film of women patients who suffered from this kind of hysteria.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 28, 2012
All in all, this film is impressive: the attention to detail in the costuming is wonderful, the lighting is brilliant, and the cinematography is gorgeous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 25, 2012
Restraint is not something we've come to expect from David Cronenberg. Yet here, the Canadian sticks with his more measured tone of late.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 24, 2012
The sexuality of the Spielrein character - who takes centre stage for much of the film - tips the balance in the fight for our attention and interest
March 24, 2012
Sex is the subject matter of David Cronenberg's riveting depiction of the relationship between Jung and Freud, although it is words, not passion that bring the sizzle
March 23, 2012
Cronenberg spares us few of the gory details of the patient who brought the two fathers of psychoanalysis together and helped tear them apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 20, 2012
The birth of psychoanalysis might seem to be a dry subject for a 21st-century movie, but director David Cronenberg and writer Christopher Hampton ... force us to think again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 17, 2012
An artfully composed portrait of intellectual one-upmanship.
February 15, 2012
A Dangerous Method features three potentially fine central performances, but each one is undermined by the weight of some often heavy duty dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 14, 2012
In one scene, Freud turns to Jung and says, "do you realise we've been talking for 13 hours?". He could just as easily be referring to the film itself.
February 13, 2012
...a cold, hopelessly uninteresting endeavor that marks an obvious low point within Cronenberg's uneven filmography.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 11, 2012
[An] engrossing and thought-provoking drama...
February 10, 2012
Keira can act! She really can.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2012
When you start to feel nostalgic for the late Ken Russell, you know something is wrong . . . 
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 9, 2012
Cronenberg dissects the early days of psychoanalysis here in a precisely plotted, superficially genteel costume drama, but one in which eruptions of kinky violence are never far off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2012
Cronenberg has created a drama of male hysterics with no interest in diagnosing their own condition - perhaps the career of each is a continuous, elaborate symptom.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2012
Although the performances are exquisite, they still require undivided attention to grasp the concepts and stop the interest from waning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2012
Infinitely assured moviemaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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