Stonehearst Asylum
Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 24, 2014
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

On the surface, Anderson seems to have all the necessary pieces for a surreal psycho pop. But the fear factor eludes him, leaving "Stonehearst Asylum" more insipid than insane.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

If you accept the grandly Gothic insanity here, there's a lot of fun to be had.

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Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Ham-fisted and forgettable, serving as a horrific reminder about how far mental health treatment has progressed.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

All involved deserve better, particularly Poe.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

"Stonehearst Asylum" starts with the hysteria knob set at 11 and goes up from there.

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Todd Jorgenson

The film is steered into more of a formulaic psychological thriller than the sort of twisted fun that Poe's source material would suggest.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Shockingly flabby ...

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

Stonehearst takes off, subverting genre expectations by turning the inmates into representatives of modernity.

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

If you like period pieces with psychopathic characters, excellent actors and plenty of atmospherics, then you could do worse than a trip to "Stonehearst Aslyum."

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