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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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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
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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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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 »

Goofs

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

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Eliza Graves: You act like I'm some precious thing to be bartered or put on display or possessed.
Edward Newgate: It's not like that with me, Eliza.
Eliza Graves: No? How is it different?
Edward Newgate: It's you who possesses me.
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Version of The Mansion of Madness (1973) See more »

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Danse Macabre
Written by Camille Saint-Saëns
Arranged by John Debney
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Great cast and entertaining
28 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Great acting from an impressive cast.

Yes the story is based on a Poe story, but instead of finding it eerie I found myself laughing out loud at some parts,(maybe that's just me).

If you haven't seen the trailer then all the better, a few twists and turns become apparent about 30mins into the film. But there is more to it so don't feel disappointed.

In general an entertaining film about lunatics and an asylum, set in a Gothic era, the cast really do bring a lot to this film.

Ben Kingsley imparticular brings so much to his character.

I give it a good 7.5 out of 10


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