A Cure For Wellness: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

Lockhart (Dane DeHaan) is tasked to retrieve their company's CEO from a remote wellness center in the Swiss Alps to close a major deal. He soon learns that the Institute is not a simple treatment center, but it is filled with mysterious secrets that are covered up well by its head doctor (Jason Isaacs). Lockhart soon finds himself in an accident and treated at the facility. Without a choice, Lockhart is trapped and learns more terrifying revelations each day putting his sanity on to a test.

A Cure for Wellness has a promising weird trailer that will catch you off guard. It will leave you curious in what the entire thing is all about. However, the film is very boring and empty as soon as the first few scenes started to roll. It's like you've received a  free sleeping pill that has a strong effect hitting you hard in the first half. The film starts to pick up the lost time on the second half but definitely there are just a few things offered to make it a bit enjoyable. 

If there is one thing left to admire in this film- the sole answer is Dane DeHaan. He is remarkable throughout but even his greatness couldn't help this film from crashing down to the ground. There are just too many twists and turns but little tension to scare its viewers. It also ha s bloated run-time where in 146 minutes feels like 240 minutes inside the cinema. 

Overall, A Cure For Wellness is an overly complicated film that took a long while for the story to progress. Dane DeHaan is a revelation,  but he can't save the entire thing from sinking to boredom land. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 4 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, Jason Isaacs

Directed By: Gore Verbinski
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox PH 
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