Stunning compositions of the castle yard and the surrounding Swiss Alps need to be seen to be believed, while the vintage hospital interiors are equally stunning and atmospheric for different and more sinister reasons.
Narratively, the pacing lags at some points, which is an issue for a film with a grand running time of 146 minutes.
Well, this is undoubtedly the weirdest thing coming out from Hollywood.
In spite of this, however, the film is undeniably fun, and remains engrossing from start to finish; though the two and a half-hour run time could have been trimmed a bit, the film never felt tedious to me, probably because of how skillfully it was able to invent and then wallow in its own world.
How could we possibly be accused of prudishness? When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.
From Gore Verbinski, the visionary director of The Ring, comes the new psychological thriller, A Cure for Wellness.