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January 19, 2018
The contrast between the characters... is very rich, both in the dialogues and in the attitudes. [Full review in Spanish]
November 16, 2017
The film shocks with its sheer stateliness, its almost quiet abstraction of tumultuous melodrama.
October 3, 2017
A Dangerous Method reveals the emotional violence that bubbles below the surface of Hampton's witty repartee.
September 28, 2017
More a romance and study of power than a history of psychoanalysis, the film manages to be reasonably entertaining and very well acted, though psychology buffs will probably find themselves wishing for more substance to the storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 18, 2017
[Keira] Knightley brilliantly conveys the illness and vulnerability of Spielrein.
September 8, 2017
But, all in all, the movie is quite good and deserves more than one viewing just to keep up with the enthralling consecutive dialogues and often profound one-liners...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 7, 2015
"A Dangerous Method" is a deeply political cautionary tale from a staunch atheist about the price of conformity and repression.
May 3, 2015
These characters' big brains can never quite control their unruly bodies, and when the sex finally erupts, it's like something from one of the Canadian filmmaker's early creature features.
June 20, 2013
It makes for an absorbing drama and leaves the mustiness of cigars in the theatre.
July 30, 2012
While [it] offers up the kind of creepy, carnal delights we usually enjoy in a Cronenberg flick, I found myself more intrigued by the matters of the mind that are more fleetingly addressed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 17, 2012
Cronenberg doesn't go in for any exploding heads this time, but the surging emotions and heady ideas on display in his adaptation of Christopher Hampton's play The Talking Cure are equally combustible.
June 11, 2012
Exploding the era of the costume drama with both its style and its ideas, David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method pushes repression to its breaking point at every turn
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
April 30, 2012
For Cronenberg fans who didn't desert him after he stopped blowing up heads and started exploring them, it's yet another intensely calibrated portrait of repression and expression.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 29, 2012
Cronenberg's comments are largely constrained to the subtle placement of his actors in the frame, to suggest the ever shifting power dynamic between the characters, who form a kind of love triangle.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
April 26, 2012
Fassbender provides a solid tortured performance alongside stand-out support from Mortensen; unfortunately the film hinges on the Sabina character that in Knightly's hands lacked the necessary punch to elevate this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2012
...Knightley's histrionic performance verges on the embarrassing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 10, 2012
is remarkably restrained, sometimes to a fault. In fact, there are no obvious visual Cronenberg flourishes, and maybe some surrealistic touches might have upped the ante a little.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 9, 2012
Its eye for detail makes things so real and worthy of a work of scholarship.
Full Review | Original Score: A
April 4, 2012
A Dangerous Method is masterful filmmaking on all levels, but alas, it also leaves you dreaming that Fassbender and Mortensen will return to these roles in a more focused story on the fathers of psychoanalysis.
April 2, 2012
While the moments of psycho-sexual interplay allows Cronenberg to indulge in his obsession with the kinky, the Canadian auteur shows a surprising restraint that his own written works don't have.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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