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The Institute (2017)

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A grief-stricken woman voluntarily checks into a mental facility in the 19th century, but is soon desperate to escape after the doctors begin torturing her with cruel experiments.

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Cast

James Franco
as Dr. Cairn
Allie Gallerani
as Isabel Porter
Tim Blake Nelson
as Dr. Lemelle
Lori Singer
as Madame Werner
Eric Roberts
as Dr. Torrington
Josh Duhamel
as Detective
Topher Grace
as Vincent
Pamela Anderson
as Ann Williams
Beth Grant
as Posthwaite
Cynthia Murell
as Clara Barnes
Joseph Pease
as Roderick Porter
Vincent Alvas
as Vincent's Assistant
Tamzin Brown
as Nurse Oaks
Laura Burnett
as Rich Woman
Robyn Cohen
as Nurse Mary Beth
Amber Coney
as Margaret
Nana Ghana
as Rebecka
Scott Haze
as Gunther
Erin Johnson
as Mrs. Baxter
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Critic Reviews for The Institute

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Every once in a while, something will rise to the surface-an acting choice by the talented cast, a line of dialogue, an interesting theme-but it's not often enough to justify the film's many missteps.

March 3, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
RogerEbert.com
Top Critic

The main achievement of "The Institute" is that its cast kept straight faces long enough to shoot this risible gothic chiller.

March 2, 2017 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

James Franco's outdated glimpse inside Rosewood Institute strives for 19th-century chills, but this "based on a true story" sedative packs little genre significance.

March 2, 2017 | Full Review…
Film Journal International

The Institute seems constantly on the verge of dipping into spoof, though of what exactly is difficult to say.

March 2, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

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