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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.



(based on a short story by), (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eliza Graves
... Edward Newgate
... Mickey Finn
... The Alienist
... Silas Lamb
... Benjamin Salt
... Swanwick
... Millie
... Mrs. Pike
... Charles Graves
Robert Hands ... Elegant Lady
... Farmer's Daughter
... Paxton
Andrew Dallmeyer ... Jeremiah
... Arthur Timbs


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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Did You Know?


This is the second movie where Sir Ben Kingsley plays a doctor in a mental hospital, the first was Shutter Island (2010) with Leonardo DiCaprio. See more »


During the final scene in which Eliza plays piano at the new Asylum in Italy, she does not wear a wedding ring. However, from when she stands up and dances with 'Edward', one is visible. See more »


Edward Newgate: You're mad!
Silas Lamb: We're all mad Dr. Newgate. Some are simply not mad enough to admit it.
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Comin' Thro' The Rye
Traditional, Poem by Robert Burns
Public Domain
Courtesy of Moidart Music
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Eerily entertaining & engrossing! One to see twice!
12 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

Surprisingly smart movie. My eyes were glued to the screen. I wanted to watch it again right after I saw it. It has a bit of a "Shutter Island" feel to it, however the only things similar are Ben Kingsley, a Mental institution, suspense, spoilers, a script and story that keeps you pleasantly confused, and solid acting. I was unsure whether or not I wanted to watch this movie because of middle-of-the-road reviews. I'm a serious film freak, and maybe I disagree with critics on movies with style and substance that are THIS original. I gave movies like "Cloud Atlas," "Snowpiercer," "Inception," 9 of 10 ☆s. If you love unique films with plot twists, you'll like "Stonehearst Asylum!"

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