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Stonehearst Asylum offers over-the-top fun for genre aficionados; for others, however, it's likely to prove a dull disappointment. Read critic reviews

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Movie Info

A new employee at a mental hospital becomes attracted to one of his colleagues, but he is unaware of a recent, horrifying change in staff.

Cast & Crew

Kate Beckinsale
Eliza Graves
Ben Kingsley
Silas Lamb
Jim Sturgess
Edward Newgate
David Thewlis
Mickey Finn
Brendan Gleeson
The Alienist
Joe Gangemi
Screenwriter
Mark Amin
Producer
René Besson
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Christa Campbell
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Mark Gill
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Lati Grobman
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David Higgins
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Critic Reviews for Eliza Graves

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (20) | Fresh (32) | Rotten (26)

  • At best it's hammy, Hammer-ish fun, although it has none of the tension of Brad Anderson's underappreciated potboiler The Call, and none of the wit of The Ninth Configuration, which remains the best screen tale of lunatics taking over an asylum.

    April 26, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • This Victorian-set horror film can't help but seem a missed opportunity. It has the ingredients for a lurid and entertaining trip to the dark side.

    April 23, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Stonehearst Asylum is a richly bonkers piece of Victoriana.

    April 23, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The stuttering, episodic pace makes you wonder if they had half a mind on a miniseries. Where the other half went is really anyone's guess.

    April 23, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • You'll watch this supremely entertaining danse macabre with the broadest of connoisseurial smiles.

    April 23, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A spirited gothic tale, played with welcome black humour.

    April 20, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Eliza Graves

  • Jun 02, 2016
    On paper it works, sadly something got lost in translation.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 26, 2015
    Clever, well-acted, and entertainingly executed, Stonehearst Asylum is a nice under-the-radar psychological thriller piece. In it, we find a recent medical school grad taking up a position at a mental institution, turn of the century, only to find things are not as they seem. There are twists, turns, and horror, albeit with some raised eyebrows. That Stonehearst is even remotely compelling is due mostly to its cast, a talented ensemble team. None more exciting to watch, however, than Ben Kingsley, whose embodiment of his character steals the attention in every scene. To be sure, the twists do start to get ahead of the film, and the third act almost falls apart. Yet, the originality in the beginning, and the slow unveil make it standout, along with the strong performances. Interesting. 3.5/5 Stars
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 13, 2015
    It's the acting department that sells this thriller set inside a mental institution as a young doctor slowly uncovers something amiss at the old isolated lunatic asylum for the rich and famous out in the middle of nowhere. (If you're gonna be anywhere with a lunatic, is there any place better than the middle of nowhere? And you can't answer if your married.) Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley ground the piece with their usual aplomb, framing the action in believability and setting up the matinee idols of Sturgess and Beckinsale for romantic fumblings in a padded cell ...
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Jun 28, 2015
    I'm always down for a good psychological thriller, and Stonehearst Asylum doesn't disappoint. I was thoroughly entertained the entire time. Good story, great acting, fantastic twists. This is a Netflix gem.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer

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