Simon Varsano
Chris Nashawaty
October 24, 2014 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Stonehearst Asylum

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
112 minutes
Limited Release Date
10/24/14
performer
Kate Beckinsale, Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess
director
Brad Anderson
distributor
Millenium Entertainment
genre
Thriller

We gave it a C

Based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe, Brad Anderson’s Stonehearst Asylum feels like the sort of gothic chillers Roger Corman and Vincent Price cranked out in the ’60s. Minus the goose bumps. Jim Sturgess plays a young doctor who arrives at a remote madhouse run by Ben Kingsley (hamming it up to the hilt) and falls for a beautiful patient (Kate Beckinsale). The big twist comes way too early, and despite some creepy ambience, the film’s mostly just a mess. C

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