A Cure for Wellness Review

A Cure for Wellness stars Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Ivo Nandi and Celia Imrie.

Lockhart is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from a mysterious “wellness center” in the Swiss Alps but everything is not as it seems, there is something odd going on at the center. When he begins to look into the strange secrets, he is diagnosed as ill by the doctors at the center and will be forced to stay and continue to look into if there is actually an illness.

Positives. In this day of reboots and sequels, A Cure for Wellness is a breath of fresh air. Horror has taken a big leap forward over the last couple of years with big success with The Conjuring franchise and Insidious franchise, but smaller horror has also been a success with Don’t Breathe, The Shallows and Ouija: Origin of Evil. The unique story means that this film feels completely fresh and different to anything I have seen in a long time, and keeps the audience guessing, trying to work out what is up with this weird center. The story is good and keeps you interested for the long run time of two and a half hours. Dane DeHaan is an underrated actor who has a big future ahead of him, but Mia Goth impressed by playing the mysterious character of Hannah. I also really appreciated the cinematography of the film, it has a weird dull tone which really helps the tone of the film.

My only negative is that not everything is answered at the end which is a bit frustrating, but it lets your imagination fill in the blanks but I appreciate that as it makes you wonder what did happen and gets you talking about the possibilities. It is frustrating when some films tell you the end and when you have spent the whole film wondering what happened, you are left disappointed as you had imagined something that could have been better.

Unfortunately, I fear this film won’t get the attention it deserves.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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