Overall Rank: 5133
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 56
Theatrical Release Date: 11/23/2011
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/27/2012
Genre: Drama, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David Cronenberg
Actors: Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel, Sarah Gadon, André Hennicke
Plot: Examines the relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud and how their animosity gave rise to psychoanalysis. -- Chris Kavan
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sapien - wrote on 07/05/2013
It's a terrific movie! If you love Victorian era characters talking about sex, like I do, you'll love this movie.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 04/21/2012
Carl Jung discovers the condition of Sabina Spielrein, a patient that had an affair with him. Freud publishes new theories and discusses with Jung about Sabina. Knightley was impressive, unfortunately the 2 male leads could not be said the same. Not sure if the accents, technical jargon or both just made it difficult to comprehend. Pace and plot were uneven and direction somewhat not as enticing compared to the directors efforts. Had high hopes for A Dangerous Method because of the premise, as a concept it was wonderful but as a medium on the silver screen, not that entertaining.
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MovieAddict - wrote on 12/27/2012
"Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable just to be able to go on living!"
This is a thought-provoking and often disturbing film that takes a look at the intense relationship that developed between Dr. Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (Vitto Mortenson) as Jung began treatment on a sadomasochistic neurotic woman named Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightly). Supposedly suffering from a psycho-sexual disorder she spends the first half the movie convulsing and contorting in agony and this will surely leave an impression in your mind.
Kiera Knightley is definitely the enigma of the film and does a fine job as a Jung/Freud patient, although her performance bears a resemblance, in its twitchiness, to Natalie Portman's in Black Swan. Both Mortensen and Fassbender played …
MarkC - wrote on 07/09/2012
I think for the viewer it is going to mostly boils down to if you like Keira Knightley's performance or not, as I think it is of utmost importance to the pleasure of the film. The set and costumes are great. I do love Michael Fassbender and he is mostly very straight faced and a serious Carl Jung. The emotional scenes that he had I would like to seen played out more as well as his dabbling that is talked about but never shown in practice. Maybe it is not documented or did not happen. I'm not that familiar with Jung and Frued but do remember them from psychology classes. Viggo Mortensen is the chain smoking Sigmund Freud who I thought would have more impact in the movie. There is some good sex banter, like that symbolizes a penis, but I wanted more for a comedy sake even though this is …
neilthemessenger - wrote on 04/07/2012
A Dangerous Method is a generally positive movie experience, a bizarre historical drama, with deep psychological aspects in its dramatic situations. The script is based on a play and a book. The drama has to do with the beginnings of psychological theories established by two psychologists: Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, that play out against the background of European history and culture. The deep psychological aspects include heavy doses of psychological jargon and concepts as part of the action and dialog. The conflicts between the main characters are based on the psychological concepts. Even the supporting characters -- the staff at the psychological clinic -- are players in the conflict that is based in the psychological concepts. Performances by all of the actors are of a high …
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