Well that was long. And stupid.
Personally I don't quite understand the bad reviews this movie has. Yes, it's a very long movie, which they probably could shorten a lot to tell the same story, but still it's a good one. The scenery was great, the acting and music was good (imo) and I thought it was a good story too. Kept me seated the whole 2,5 hours.
Very atmospheric. Overly atmospheric. So atmospheric you could choke a giraffe with all the bloody atmosphere. Sadly, atmosphere is the only thing this film has, and that's barely enough to carry it for 30 minutes, let alone the well over two hours this film subjects us to.
I will say that I did have quite high expectations for this movie and it did not end up being as good as I thought it would be, however, I really liked the acting and the music, both were really good. The way the movie was filmed(the lightning, angles, everything) was also really good.
The ending was really unsatisfying and the explanation for everything(why everything happened and the motives for it) was really weak. There are lots of unanswered questions or answers that quite frankly really don't make much sense.The movie as a whole has a really uneasy vibe/feeling to it, which adds a lot to it even if nothing particularly odd/scary/weird is happening at the moment.
There was a particular scene that made me flinch so bad because it looked hella painful (the scene with the tooth drilling, ouch).So the secret to a longer life or maybe eternal life is..... eel sweat...eel derived sweat .....what even. Also the fact that the baron would do all that shit just for a pure bloodline just seems kind of weak and far fetched to me.I guess there is symbolism for workaholism and making work your life. People want to cure something that isn't there and just end up actually getting sick instead....I don't really know what I'm supposed to feel about this movie or what the intentions are or what deeper meaning it actually has.
It wasn't a bad movie, and it certainly wasn't a masterpiece but it was unique, so at least that's something. I don't want to make it seem like it was a bad movie, because it wasn't. It did keep my attention throughout the entire movie and I never once felt bored.I also didn't have a problem with the length of the movie(it being almost 2 and a half hours long). I never caught myself thinking about when the movie was gonna end and I was never bored of it either which I'm guessing has a lot to do with me really wanting to know the answers to all the questions I had and I think that might be the biggest reason as to why I got disappointed. I was expecting this big reveal at the end and it just never happened, a lot is left to interpretation and it just didn't feel complete.
Would I recommend it? Maybe , if you're someone that's sick of seeing the same old things over and over and actually want to see something somewhat original then yes, I would recommend it. If you just ask for a movie recommendation then this movie would not be at the top of my list and there are lots of other great movies I'd recommend instead.My point is, it's not a must-see but it is worth seeing.
Very long and simple put a pointless movie. It started atmospheric but then it went down hill. It certainly doesn't worth the 2 hours and 20 minutes. Did i mention it was long ?
It's barely a cure for boredom
Well that was a hydration ride, it dragged a little too deep thought, but it kept me thirsty for more thou.. It was all kinds of mad. Worth a drink. Great performances from the cast, and loved the sound track... very similar to layers of fear one...
The movie is long, but not a waste of time, as others have suggested. It's the kind of film you can indulge yourself in, revelling in the atmosphere and bonkers story. A welcome antidote from all the cookie cutter movies that infect our movie screen.
Interesting plot that needs a bit of time to build up but leads to a good climax. Though they could have put more effort in to the ending and a little less in the start of the movie. Mia Goth is a very well cast woman, her performance is spot on for the role of Hannah. I have a weakness for Jason Iscaacs so I must've already loved the movie before actually seeing it.
We follow Mr. Lockhart in this movie and he is a bit slow because you will have figured out the plot long before he does but nevertheless, great acting by Dane DeHaan.
Beautifully shot. Very creepy. Interesting mystery that kept my attention. A little too long but still worth a watch.
The trailer was really captivating but I was so disappointed since I was hoping to see another 'Stonehearst Asylum'. 2.5 hour was way too much for this kind of story because everything was too obvious: you could just see one simple thing, imagine the rest and you would be right about it too ..
Can't say anything bad about the scenery and music though.
Well that was weird....ending made me really uncomfortable
Well, I made it throught the whole movie. That is something, at least. Can´t say I enjoyed it, though. Technically really good but way to long (about 45 min). Ultimately not a very original story and for me the end didn´t fit in. If you look at all the genres listed for this it is obvious the movie doesn´t have a clear idea what it wants to be.
A unique movie that will have you fascinated, repulsed and frustrated in equal measure. If you're a fan of American Horror Story and The OA, then you'll understand and enjoy this movie. Luckily, I am a fan of those and I did indeed love this movie. Bold, unusual and unforgettable. Stick with it, and you'll find the Cure for Ordinary movies... 8/10
Not such a bad movie. But, I don't really understand where they were going with this. Everything seems very "messy" and at the end, I'm honestly not sure what the movie tried to portray, if it indeed tried to portray anything at all. The setup is cool and a bit unique (although it did remind me of Shutter Island sometimes) but it is seriously hampered by some laughable moments and some outright odd moments (and not mysteriously odd either, that would have been cool but the movie completely failed with that).
Nice colors, good scenes, nice CGI, good actors and actresses, perfect venues. It is simply prodigious and very spectacular movie. The atmospheric is also extremely good and yes, it needs a mood. The character transformations are smooth. Yes, this story is stupid as almost every other fantasy movie. It is a fiction, but a good and dark one.
Sicko movie, rape incest bondage
like hell dream.. some good scenes but when he back no point
A great visual style with some solid atmosphere, but it's just too predictable to be very effective. The ending is way too far fetched for the movie that's been set up, and it's overly long...
Decent movie that isn't as clever as it thinks it is, but is nice to look at. A lot of fluff extended the length to about 2 and a half hours. Overall it was worth watching and not a terrible waste of time, but you could do a lot better.
Atmospheric directing. Bewitching music. Both make you feel like you're enchanted into the mysteries waiting inside the institution. However, the story makes little sense, especially with the long 2,5 hours that could've been cut shorter to tell the same story. The climax goes rather too fast for a very long build up. It actually has an interesting theme that reminds me of Foucault's analysis of biomedicine - "if you are ensured you're sick, why would you want to leave?" - however it is not deployed around a coherent structure.
The directing and shooting though make that long hours bearable. So at the very least you could be enthralled into the atmosphere as if you're Mr. Lockhart himself, lost in the unnerving labyrinth of plot of the health institution.
It could have been shorter and the plot is quite predictable, but I still found it very watchable. The acting was good, and Lockhart and Hannah were, in my opinion, likable and interesting characters. The movie wasn't scary, but I thought it kept a nice tension in its slow pace, and I am just terribly unnerved by eels, so it works for me.
Too long. But... boobs. So, fair.
There's nothing more that can be said for this movie. Other than it tried to sell itself as full of meaning while being empty.