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: December 15, 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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Eddie Harrison
The List

While its intentions were probably high-minded, the only reaction Stonehearst Asylum is likely to induce is hoots of derisive laughter.

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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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Kim Newman
Screen International

Poe is not often remembered as a comic writer, but he was among the first to use black humour for satiric purposes - and this perfectly matches his tone ...

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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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Scott Weinberg

Does a fine job of balancing dark humor, creepy vibes, and outright melodrama -- and what a cool cast, right?

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