A Dangerous Method details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel, Sarah Gadon|
A Dangerous Method
|Rental release:||25 Jun 2012|
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Dangerously close to awfulBy Bovid (9 reviews) , 04 Jul 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]If you have a burning desire to watch Kiera Knightley being spanked then this is the film for you. The film moves at a snails pace and if it weren't for Michael Fassbender it would have been unbearable. It was always going to be a dialogue heavy film but what could have been an interesting character piece came across as soapy. Words fail me when it comes to Knightley's twitchy performance, which was in turns annoying and over the top. It was as if she had just read a dummies guide to acting crazy...dreadful.
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The Birth Of Modern Day Psychology.By Richie77777 (274 reviews) from Essex , 20 Nov 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI quite liked this film and there was a strong performance from both Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender. Its quite interesting that although Knightley's character suffers from psychlogical problems, she herself goes on to become a practising psychoanalyst. The conversations between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung (obviously) are very analytical and well thought through. At one point Freud points out to Jung that they had been talking together for thirteen hours! Their conversations about their dreams are the very piece of a solid account of their lives. Really this film explores the darker side of the human psyche and immoral behaviour, which brings with it painful consequences. Also, 'A Dangerous Method,' shows the toll that life's darker activities and arguments can take on a good friendship.
Glad I ignored Dr Kermode's reviewBy a customer , 09 Nov 2013Much better than Mark Kermode says it is. He was put off by Knightley's portrayal of her character's symptoms of hysteria which I thought were very authentic (maybe more to do with his lack of understanding of the condition). Beautifully acted by all the leading characters this is a lovely period piece exploring the moral and ethical dilemmas of the embryonic field of psychotherapy.
Dull and woodenBy strummer61 (2 reviews) , 01 Nov 2013I can't remember the last time I watched such a boring film. For a story that could have made an interesting film, this was remarkable only for its dullness and wooden acting.
Mental KeirraBy whitterstitters (11 reviews) from Manchester , 25 Oct 2013An interesting film but more of a TV drama than anything worthy of 'cinematic' Keira Knightly is an actor I always 'want' to like but am often left semi-cringing. However I think she is getting better an in this her mental disorder makes for quite an interesting watch as she it is far from flattering, although I did get a sense of her trying too hard.
Good Although A Wee Bitty BlandBy a customer , 04 Oct 2013Good performances from Mortensen and Fassbender - both of them look unrecognisable in their stuffy, pre-WWI garb as Jeung and Freud. Their scenes are wordy and character driven and very much belies the fact that this started as a stage play. Knightley looks lovely as always and she does as well as she can with her not exactly extensive acting skills as the Jeung's patient. In short, lovely to look at, a wee bitty bland and if you are looking for a shoot up, this ain't it.