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
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Critic Score: 39% 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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Sarah Ward
Concrete Playground

Plays like the kind of feverish dream you might have after marathoning all of your favourite spooky movies, with your brain trying to mash everything into one over-the-top package.

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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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Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

If Verbinski had brought pace, the film might have worked, but he takes an eternity, then throws it all to the winds with a finale that's remarkable silly, even in this fanciful neck of the woods.

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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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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

At a health-unconscious running time of 146 minutes and with scripting prone to bouts of short-term amnesia, some viewers won't need a second opinion to write the whole thing off as a sick joke.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Johnston
A little bit too long... but still an overall pretty good movie.
Joey Traverso
I feel dead inside.
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
Jacob Smith
I dunno where I stand with this movie, to be honest. I went from really hating it, to really liking it, to accepting it for what it was, an awful horror film… More
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
Philip Price
Written by Just Haythe, who previously only adapted Revolutionary Road for the screen and served as one third of the team that composed Lone Ranger among a few… More