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Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

Eliza Graves (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 24 October 2014 (USA)
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An Oxford graduate takes up a job in a mental asylum, only to discover that the "revolutionary" new treatments are inhumane and that there is more going on than meets the eye.

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A couple of days before 1899 Christmas, the Oxford new graduate Dr. Edward Newgate arrives at the Stonehearst Asylum to complete training for his specialty of asylum medicine. He is met by armed men who take him to Dr. Silas Lamb, who welcomes his help and takes him under his wing. Edward is shocked to see the methods that Dr Lamb uses to run this asylum. He becomes infatuated with Eliza Graves, one of the patients who is a lady of status and does not seem to belong. One night, Edward overhears a knocking from the bowels of the facility and is shocked to find that everything is not as it seems in this place and that his uneasy feelings may be justified. What will Edward Choose? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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No one is what they seem.


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Rated PG-13 for disturbing and violent images, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Sir Michael Caine and Sir Ben Kingsley starred together in Without a Clue (1988) as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. See more »

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When Silas is about to light up Edwards mind with voltage and then reaches in Edwards pocket for the photo, the electrodes spark denoting Mickey had thrown the switch. But Silas places them in one hand and the sound of them colliding should have denoted the electrodes connected lighting Silas up like a Christmas tree. See more »

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Silas Lamb: Death can not be prevented anymore than madness cured.
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Surprisingly good!
31 October 2014 | by (NL) – See all my reviews

I guess the IMDb rating is not anymore relevant for the quality of the movies nowadays. back then, prior to 2005, it was a good sign of distinguishing good movies from the crap, but not anymore. I guess IMDb authorities have to find ways to prevent organised efforts leading to high/low rating of the movies in their website. I have been already a victim of false ratings ,i.e. Chef, but now I read only the reviews before I watch a movie.

Having this movie below 7, I thought I should double think about watching it. but after reading some reviews here I gave it a go and can't regret a single minute of it. the movie theme is strong, characters are well-cooked and beautifully directed. I would have normally given it 7/10, cause I gave 10/10 only to very brilliant movies like "Edge of tomorrow", "Minority report", "Forest Gump", "Brave heart", etc. however, after seeing the rating of this movie in par or lower than some recent craps, I decided to give it 9/10.

It is a good movie which makes you feel good about spending 2 hours of your life for watching it.


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