Bedlam Reviews

March 11, 2019
Bedlam provides valuable context about how prisons have largely replaced asylums as facilities to care for people with mental illnesses. But the film's real strength is in Rosenberg's connection with his subjects.
February 5, 2019
Bedlam is partially a wake-up call and partially a somber reminder of how much we've failed people over the last century.
February 4, 2019
The subjects unrelated to director Kenneth Paul Rosenberg allow him to show them in their most extreme, fragile states. This allows people to see what mental illness really looks like.
February 3, 2019
Bedlam isn't shy about how many errors we've made or how much work it will take to correct our course, but thanks to Rosenberg's care in crafting this documentary, you'll leave feeling more resolved for change than bogged down by defeat.
February 1, 2019
By turns harrowing and heartwarming, director Kenneth Paul Rosenberg's documentary "Bedlam" exposes deep flaws in the way America handles the mentally ill - mixing history, anecdote and personal survival story.
February 1, 2019
'Bedlam' is a horrifying gaze into America's substandard mental illness services.
January 28, 2019
A damning indictment and a call to action - lucid, harrowing and urgent.
January 28, 2019
What Bedlam exposes is an utter lack of relief for any of us.
January 28, 2019
On an educational and activism front it hits all the right notes. As a movie, the documentary suffers from a poorly paced beginning but gets better and more engaging by the halfway mark.