A Cure for Wellness is a smart thriller made for dumb people
Original story at The Verge• 3 mentions • 2 weeks ago
The Verge 2 weeks ago
Warning: mild spoilers follow. There’s a moment pretty early in Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness when it seems the movie will end with some sort of twist. I’d normally refrain from giving out that kind of information in a review, but the film itself doesn’t seem concerned with hiding the idea. In fact, it does the opposite: minutes after encouraging the audience’s suspicions by laying out a conveniently unexplained mystery, Jason Isaacs — playing the enigmatic head of a mysterious sanitarium in the Swiss Alps — practically quivers while fawning over an antique locket that belonged to one of ...