4.5/10. While Verbinski does craft a couple good scares, A CURE FOR WELLNESS largely feels overlong and not affecting enough. The jabs at capitalistic culture feel generic and superficial, and they don't really fit with the tragic tale of the baron and his wife (because, hey, there has to be some dumb myth to explain the horror). Dane DeHaan seems slightly miscast.
The director understands horror well but once the mystery is revealed, nothing comes together like it should. All the previous nonsense is still nonsensical. So many things just don’t work but I genuinely loved watching it regardless. I recommend this; flaws and all.
Maaan, this could've actually been great, but it was awful, ha. Stunning photography and color scheme, but the last 30 minutes or so were just a huge overworked, disappointing and trippy mess that doesn't even own up to its trippiness and ends up with the classic boy gets girl. 1 star for the really nice cinematography and another one for the Shutter Island vibes.