A Cure for Wellness [DVD] [2017]

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  • Release Date: 06/06/2017
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (228 out of 256)

Special Features


  • Deleted Sequence: "It's Wonderful Here"
  • Meditations
  • The Score
  • Trailers
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


A Cure for Wellness
A young executive (Dane DeHaan) must travel to an isolated spa in the Swiss Alps in order to find and bring home the CEO of his company. But when he begins digging into the truth behind the resort's supposed "miracle cures," the staff diagnose him with the same affliction that has left the other guests trapped there. Jason Isaacs and Mia Goth co-star. Directed by Gore Verbinski. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Dane DeHaan
    Dane DeHaan - Lockhart
  • Jason Isaacs
    Jason Isaacs - Dr. Heinrich Volmer
  • Mia Goth
    Mia Goth - Hannah
  • Celia Imrie
    Celia Imrie
  • Adrian Schiller
    Adrian Schiller - Deputy Director



Customer rating

4.2
90%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Twisted Tale is Worth Your Time

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    VandyPrice
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    Written by Just Haythe, who previously only adapted Revolutionary Road for the screen and served as one third of the team that composed Lone Ranger among a few other jobs, A Cure for Wellness is a movie unlike those we typically get a chance to see in cinemas these days. This meaning Haythe has crafted a horror film of epic proportions that was somehow granted a budget of $40 million and placed in the hands of Lone Ranger director Gore Verbinski who, despite the reputation the likes of The Lone Ranger and The Pirates of the Caribbean films may garner him, is one of the best and most underappreciated auteur's working today. That the film also got a major theatrical release without having the added bonus of a rather recognizable star is just another surprising facet in the fact this thing was able to be made as it has been. That said, Verbinski, for one reason or another seems to carry a lot of clout in Hollywood and if he can use it to continue getting high-concept original material made at budgets not normally given to properties without source material or brand recognition-more power to him. Outside of his blockbuster endeavors, Verbinski has made inspiring films such as Rango and The Weather Man, but what is most critical to understanding why he was the perfect fit for something like A Cure for Wellness is the mention of his 2002 hit, The Ring. It could very well be that my experience with seeing The Ring for the first time in theaters at a nine o'clock show at the age of fifteen was one of the most terrifying if not the defining theatrical experience of my life when it comes to horror movies, but Verbinski (just listen to that name, even his name sounds like he was made to make scary movies) will always hold a special place in my petrified heart. And so, when it was announced the filmmaker would be directing his first horror flick in fifteen years you can bet it shot straight to the top of my most anticipated list. As with all movie-going experiences, expectations play a certain role and mine couldn't have been higher for A Cure for Wellness which may or may not be why the finished film simultaneously floored and confounded me. To be clear, this is a staggering piece of work-a masterful examination of purpose and other existential qualms that drive us to achieve material success that translates to a superiority over our fellow man that is never fully qualified as such in this life. Yet, while the film begins with such ideas and ambitions ripe for the taking it eventually succumbs to the mystery the film layers in early on that will seemingly intertwine with its thesis, but rather the two never mesh leaving Haythe's final draft one we wished he'd revised just a few more times given he might have then had his hands on a masterpiece in several genres and not just a satisfactory psychological thriller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not That Bad of a Movie

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    SWeidman122
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    A Cure for Wellness is not as bad as the reviews say. Sure it's a little too long and some scenes weren't necessary, but it's actually pretty good. The story was very interesting and it got weirder and weirder. People hated it because they wanted a new idea for a movie, and when they got it they thought it was so strange that they didn't like it. If you like thrillers, Shutter Island, and Gore Verbinski, you like this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Slow Burn - No Surprises - Creep Factor OK

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    MovieObsessed
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    A friend had sent me a trailer when this was released in the cinemas. I was excited about it - reminded me of Kubrik's THE SHINING. I bought it, came home and watched it right away. There really wasn't anything shocking or surprising. You can see the director wanted to make it similar to THE SHINING which I think he did. The story itself is kind of convoluted and since you can figure it out easily it was average. From the trailer I had hoped for more. Given that, it was still better then some of the big money blockbusters.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bizarre, nightmarish horror

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    Greg
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    Kudos to Fox for putting a ton of money into this completely bizarre, non-mainstream horror movie. It's absolutely beautiful to look at and is filled with nightmarish imagery. It blows my mind this was a studio film in 2017. Don't let the run time scare you off; I found myself wrapped up in the story and before I knew it over two hours had gone by. Its box office performance tells me we're not going to see one like this again for a long time, and that's a shame.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good enough horror film

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    brainlit
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    I found this movie to be good, odd, and little bit too long. Nonetheless, it has an interesting cast of strange characters who populate the castle. The movie is a gothic, a mystery, a suspense, and a horror film. The scary portions of the film, whether by drowning, burning, parasitism, or being in the dark will keep you on the edge of your seat. The Special Features are weak and offer little in the making of the film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average

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    Brandon
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    This movie isn't really scary in my opinion. It might be scary to some who have a fear of eels or being submerged in water. The plot isn't hard to see through, and has the same type of "twist" that brings up memories of Crimson Peak. Not the worst movie, but not worth watching more than once. Basically the director seems like he wanted to push the envelope, but took a step back to keep his R rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

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    nport1
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    This is a great movie to watch, the previews made it seem much better, but still a movie to watch. I was hopeful for another great Gore Verbinski RING scare-a-thon but that is not the case, but still a few great moments. In my opinion Dane DeHaan saved this movie to make it great, wow such an amazing gifted actor. Strong performances by Jason Isaacs and Mia Goth as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting Thriller/Horror

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    Coldkorn
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    The movie was enjoyable and had a unique pacing for a horror movie. I thought the acting was really good and the story was interesting. Unfortunately, it ran 30-45 minutes a little longer than it should have and some scenes dragged a bit. And some character decisions didn't make much sense. But, that's a lot of movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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