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Stonehearst Asylum Reviews

April 23, 2015
This Victorian-set horror film can't help but seem a missed opportunity. It has the ingredients for a lurid and entertaining trip to the dark side.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 23, 2015
Stonehearst Asylum is a richly bonkers piece of Victoriana.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
April 23, 2015
You'll watch this supremely entertaining danse macabre with the broadest of connoisseurial smiles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
March 2, 2015
the clash between the utopian Lamb and his professional nemesis the regressive Salt also represents a dialectic about differing approaches to care for the mentally ill and other marginalised figures in society...
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
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.
October 23, 2014
All involved deserve better, particularly Poe.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 23, 2014
Shockingly flabby ...
October 23, 2014
If you accept the grandly Gothic insanity here, there's a lot of fun to be had.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2014
"Stonehearst Asylum" starts with the hysteria knob set at 11 and goes up from there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 23, 2014
Stonehearst takes off, subverting genre expectations by turning the inmates into representatives of modernity.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
October 22, 2014
This is a movie that is several cuts above your usual straitjacket thriller. Enter at your own risk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 21, 2014
The implicit criticism of psychiatry without compassion makes this confection unusually filling. Vincent Price never had it so good.
October 15, 2014
The lunatics have seldom taken over the asylum so literally, yet to so little reward, as in "Stonehearst Asylum."