A Cure For Wellness
A Cure For Wellness (2017)

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 17, 2017
DVD Release Date: June 6, 2017
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A Cure for Wellness boasts a surfeit of visual style, but it's wasted on a derivative and predictable story whose twists, turns, and frights have all been more effectively dealt before.

Josephine Livingstone
The New Republic

[The] poor ending felt like a betrayal, since it wrenches A Cure for Wellness fully out of its original genre and into melodrama.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

At 90 minutes it could have been an eerie, tricky, well-crafted thriller. At two hours its wheels start to fall off. And then it continues to limp along for another 30 minutes, after which you wonder what the point of it all was in the first place.

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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

Watching it is like living a lucid nightmare; there are hallucinations and hypnotic abstract images at every turn

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Verbinski inflates a story ready-made for a brisk Gothic shocker into a bloated, self-important mess.

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Leah Pickett
Chicago Reader

Seems to last forever and, when it finally ends, leaves a sour aftertaste of overproduced, overblown schlock.

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Courtney Howard
Fresh Fiction

In order to make it through, you'll have to be committed.

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Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

Somewhere around the middle of the film, one begins to realize it probably isn't going any place worthwhile.

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Justin Chang
Los Angeles Times

There is tremendous visual craft and inarguable style here, but none of the discipline, the sense of pacing and proportion that would allow the filmmaker's creative instincts to soar rather than merely splutter.

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Nazareno Brega
Clarín

... seems to go on forever... [Full review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
The visuals are stunning, but the movie is too long and messy in terms of ideas or whatever it wants to say, to the point that it doesn't make any sense… More
Kevin Mozulay
The trailer for A Cure For Wellness had me hyped- it looked incredibly mysterious and visually ambitious. This is essentially what we get in the finished… More
Thomas Johnston
A little bit too long... but still an overall pretty good movie.
Glenn Gaylord
ONE SLITHERED VERY SLOWLY OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - My Review of A CURE FOR WELLNESS (2 1/2 Stars) Gore Verbinski (THE RING, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN) has… More
Gimly M.
A Cure for Wellness is most certainly not going to be for everyone. It's spectacularly, deliberately, uncomfortably ugly (albeit, in a bizarrely beautiful… More
Joey Traverso
I feel dead inside.