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Reviews: Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

stonehearst_asylumReviews for this film from our members:

  • Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: an injustice to its vintage source material. Anderson can be a director of excitingly high concept, offbeat material, but Stonehearst is too glossy and too lugubrious to consider seriously.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: …STONEHEARST ASYLUM is more clever than scary. But there’s a lot to be said for a well plotted thriller in a time when too many horror movies hinge more on shocking their audiences instead of getting under their skin.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Aside from the crucial but completely arbitrary twist at the end, what we see and hear is exactly what we get…
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Ham-fisted and forgettable, serving as a horrific reminder about how far mental health treatment has progressed.
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Mark Harris @ About.com
  • [New – 6/18/15] | Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film
  • Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night
  • Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit
    • Excerpt: Edwardian thriller offers formula instead of vision
  • Aaron Pinkston @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Brad Anderson has made both far better and far worse films and I’d say that Stonehearst Asylum is worth watching, especially if you are into classic horror tales. But the film is limited, refusing to take its most promising parts to the extremes, as its filmmaker has been able to do before.
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: A nifty little B-movie adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether bolstered by a terrific cast, Brad Anderson’s Stonehearst Asylum is an enjoyably old-fashioned piece of horror filmmaking, though it won’t hold many surprises for astute viewers.
Updated: June 18, 2015 — 9:20 pm

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