A Dangerous Method - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

A Dangerous Method Reviews

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Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
A Dangerous Method is beautifully crafted and abundant with subtext but it's also sterile, dramatically turgid and at times, kind of a drag.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 18, 2012
There are some plays that are meant to remain on the stage. This is one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
April 2, 2012
For the sake of your own mental health A Dangerous Method should be avoided, but the Cronenberg curious might want to endure it to prevent any onset of mania.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dan Kaufman
Paste Magazine
November 22, 2011
Caring more about the journey than the destination (neither of which are particularly interesting), the film is ultimately nothing more than a Freudian slip-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Tom Clift
Moviedex
April 4, 2012
It's little more than repetitious conversation - conversation that uncovers little new or titillating on the topics of sex, madness or the process of psychoanalysis.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
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.
Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal
January 26, 2012
The repressed passion of the main character is all too representative of this repressed movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 9, 2012
A Dangerous Method simply feels rushed and incomplete, a CliffsNotes version of events where a novel was required.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 5, 2012
It's a movie of ideas, but there aren't nearly enough of them.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
November 22, 2011
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and a prestige piece is just a well-intentioned bore.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
November 27, 2011
A dispassionate film that left me cold.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
November 23, 2011
While "A Dangerous Method" is handsomely-produced and -designed, what should have been an intriguing story fell pretty flat for me. Cronenberg directs with no particular flair.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
January 27, 2012
Strong performances from Fassbender and Mortensen aren't enough to help Cronenberg's techically sound by overly talky film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 2, 2011
Originally called "The Talking Cure," that title was a misnomer ... and better suited to the sequel that might hopefully remedy this verbose exercise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
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Robert Levin
The Atlantic
November 23, 2011
It's a smart study of the root causes of destructive human behavior, but there's a flat quality to the dark impulses on display.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net
January 21, 2012
Director David Cronenberg is almost always compelling. Many of his movies have potent, startling shock. But A Dangerous Method doesn't shock; it nags.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Katey Rich
CinemaBlend.com
September 15, 2011
A Dangerous Method feels drained of meaning and artistic intent.
Marco Cerritos
Film School Rejects
September 16, 2011
To say A Dangerous Method is a David Cronenberg misfire is an understatement but not the end of the world. I applaud him for trying something new even if the end result is dead on arrival.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
February 3, 2012
Worthy performances. Yes. But it's just not enough. My analysis Drs. Freud and Jung: your patients and students just won't care.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
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
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