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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Stephen Romei

A Cure For Well­ness (MA15+) Lock­hart, an up-and-comer on Wall Street, is sent to the sana­to­rium to re­trieve his chief ex­ec­u­tive, Pem­broke, who is a pa­tient. Lock­hart is not there as a pa­tient, as he im­pa­tiently tells ev­ery­one, but un­ex­pected events ex­tend his stay. Gore Verbin­ski’s gothic psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller is ab­sorb­ing. It will keep you guess­ing un­til the al­most un­be­liev­able end­ing. The ten­sion is tight as a strait­jacket. There are red her­rings ev­ery­where, fig­u­ra­tively, and large eels where they shouldn’t be, lit­er­ally. There’s a sur­real art to the cam­er­a­work: we feel the cold beauty of the main set­ting, the foot of the Swiss Alps, and the even colder cli­mate of the sana­to­rium perched there.

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