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Stonehearst Asylum (2014) – Movie Review

Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, Jason Flemyng
IMDB Rating: 6.9

Plot: A recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues — though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change.



Review: First of all this film has a great cast. With actors such as Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, Kate Beckinsale and Jason Flemyng, you know that you are in for a film that will exceed your expectations, and I for one was quite impressed.

Without giving the game away on this one (you can watch it for yourself), the film starts out in 1899. Edward Newgate (Sturgess) has just graduated medical school and takes a job at a mental institution. While working at the asylum, Edwin discovers that Silas (Kingsley), and the entire medical staff are actually the mental patients who rose up and took over the asylum before Edwin ever arrived. Dr. Salt (Caine) is the actual superintendent, and he and his staff have been imprisoned in cells in the bowels of the asylum.

There are plenty of twists and turns in this film to keep you guessing til the end, and one spoiler I won’t give away 🙂

The acting, scenery, and characters were well developed in every aspect. A must watch film for November!

Verdict: No one is what they seem
My Rating: 7.5 out of 10






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