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Stonehearst Asylum Reviews

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July 9, 2019
Anderson can be a director of excitingly high concept, offbeat material, but Stonehearst is too glossy and too lugubrious to consider seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 23, 2015
The only way to enjoy the thing is as a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 23, 2015
The tone is uneven and the various plot twists aren't as effective as they need to be, resulting in an underwhelming experience that fails to live up to its early promise.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 24, 2015
While its intentions were probably high-minded, the only reaction Stonehearst Asylum is likely to induce is hoots of derisive laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 22, 2018
Saturated in a penny dreadful aesthetic, Stonehearst Asylum teeters on the edge of camp horror hijinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 21, 2014
In the wake of the ostentatious atmospherics summoned by the likes of Shutter Island and American Horror Story: Asylum, the film feels unnecessarily restrained.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 23, 2014
"Stonehearst Asylum" starts with the hysteria knob set at 11 and goes up from there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 11, 2015
Sadly, this film seeks to expand the basic story - based on an Edgar Allen Poe tale - in a ridiculous fashion that lurches awkwardly from childish fantasy to sick violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 23, 2014
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.
April 20, 2015
It's 'Shutter Island' in the Scottish Highlands with this initially intriguing, ultimately depressing Victorian-era madhouse drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 23, 2014
It fails to be sexy, scary, revealing, suspenseful or even exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 24, 2015
A weary, half-hearted adaptation of a familiar Edgar Allan Poe short story that is largely devoid of chills or suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 24, 2014
It may not be his worst film overall, but "Stonehearst" is Anderson's flattest film, a disappointingly shallow affair that wastes an opportunity to breathe life into a timeless Edgar Allen Poe short story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 23, 2014
An off-brand Shutter Island, nearly devoid of stylistic flourishes or memorably strange details, instead intent on repeatedly telling us things we already know.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 6, 2014
Ham-fisted and forgettable, serving as a horrific reminder about how far mental health treatment has progressed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
October 23, 2014
Shockingly flabby ...
April 23, 2015
The stuttering, episodic pace makes you wonder if they had half a mind on a miniseries. Where the other half went is really anyone's guess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 31, 2014
The film is steered into more of a formulaic psychological thriller than the sort of twisted fun that Poe's source material would suggest.
April 26, 2015
Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley and a host of other Brit thesps ham it up, Hammer-style, but Brad Anderson's baggy direction hampers any enjoyment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 24, 2014
Aside from the crucial but completely arbitrary twist at the end, what we see and hear is exactly what we get...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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