Stonehearst Asylum
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In Theaters October 24 (1 days)
When young doctor Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgess) arrives at Stonehearst Asylum in search of an apprenticeship, he is warmly welcomed by superintendent Dr. Lamb (Ben Kingsley) and a mesmerizing woman by the name of Eliza Graves (Kate Beckinsale). Edward is intrigued by Lamb's modern methods of treating the insane until a series of unusual events leads him to make a horrifying discovery, exposing Lamb's utopia and pushing Edward to the limits of his conscience. Inspired by a short story from Edgar Allan Poe, Stonehearst Asylum is a tale in which nobody is who or what they appear to be.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a movie that is several cuts above your usual straitjacket thriller. Enter at your own risk."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Stonehearst Asylum is an effective period thriller, more than worthy of your next seasonal horror marathon."
‑ Austin Trunick, Under the Radar
"In the wake of the ostentatious atmospherics summoned by the likes of Shutter Island and American Horror Story: Asylum, the film feels unnecessarily restrained."
‑ Christopher Gray, Slant Magazine
"The implicit criticism of psychiatry without compassion makes this confection unusually filling. Vincent Price never had it so good."
‑ Rob Staeger, Village Voice
"Stonehearst Asylum will make you think twice about how we care for the mentally ill then ... and now. Oh, and it's also a smart thriller with a kiss of pulp."
‑ Christian Toto,
"Edwardian thriller offers formula instead of vision"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"The lunatics have seldom taken over the asylum so literally, yet to so little reward, as in "Stonehearst Asylum.""
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"A fun, old-fashioned Val Lewton-style thriller. Sturgess, Beckinsale, Caine and Kingsley are always worth watching."
‑ Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
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