DVD Reviews DVD Reviews 2012

A Dangerous Method

Starring Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Directed by David Cronenberg

On the eve of World War I, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery. Drawn from true-life events, A Dangerous Method takes a glimpse into the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung, his mentor Sigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein, the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them. Into the mix comes Otto Gross, a debauched patient who is determined to push the boundaries.

I don’t know what it is about Keira Knightley that throws me out of a film with disbelief. I just don’t buy her style of acting. Yes, I know, millions of dollars investment obviously mean I’m wrong and they’re all right, but hey, I just can’t believe her characterisations. Apart from that, this is a good film which was engrossing and engaging.

Verdict: Sorry, Keira, but for me you turned a possible 4 starts into just ***

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