A Dangerous Method
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It makes for an absorbing drama and leaves the mustiness of cigars in the theatre."
‑ David Thomson, The New Republic
"Like psychoanalysis, "A Dangerous Method" takes its time as it circles an opening to unexplored depths."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"There are some plays that are meant to remain on the stage. This is one of them."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"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."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"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."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Knightley gives a fair performance but lumbers herself with a distracting accent, and her gurning in the early scenes may be too much for some to bear."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"A Dangerous Method is a suave chamber piece: a series of glimpses of two 20th-century intellectual titans, in friendship and separation, and the story of a remarkable woman who history had swallowed up, brought into the light again."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"A Dangerous Method is beautifully crafted and abundant with subtext but it's also sterile, dramatically turgid and at times, kind of a drag."
‑ Kristal Cooper, We Got This Covered
"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"
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"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."
‑ Blake Howard, 2UE That Movie Show
"The true story is extraordinary; the film is not, although the actors are all fine."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Cronenberg has reached the stage of his career where he doesn't feel it necessary to pander to expectations. Instead he seeks to engage us, and he succeeds."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"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."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"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."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"...Knightley's histrionic performance verges on the embarrassing."
‑ Matt Glasby, Flicks.co.nz
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