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: 42% 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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Jeff Beck
The Blu Spot

Thanks to a screenplay that features a multitude of superfluous scenes and a twist that anyone could guess by the halfway mark, the result is an extremely plodding, meandering, and lengthy film that fails to leave any impact.

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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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Scott Menzel
We Live Entertainment

A deeply psychological 146-minute roller coaster ride

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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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Zachary Doiron
Film Inquiry

For a film to make us wait 130 minutes before revealing its twist only to be underwhelming has committed an unforgivable sin.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% 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
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
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
Luke Eberhardt
I'm into a lot of weird shit and there's no exception I thought Gore Verbinski's latest flick would definitely be my cup of tea, especially as a… More