A Cure for Wellness

147 mins
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Dane DeHaan must retrieve his company's CEO from a creepy wellness centre in the Swiss Alps in this psychological thriller... More

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A Cure for Wellness is available to stream in Australia... More now on Apple TV Store and Disney+ and Prime Video Store.

A Cure for Wellness | Ratings & Reviews

"In struggling to come up with the best way to describe Gore Verbinski's bold new gothic horror, the term I kept returning to was “glorious mess”. There is a whole heaping pile of baroque horror insanity to enjoy here, especially if you're a fan of Verbinski's particular sense of visual lushness, but there's no denying that the threads don't quite fully connect in the way they were intended to."

Flicks, Dominic CorryFlicks

"The movie deprives us of either a tragic villain or a sympathetic lead, hoping that its grab bag of squirm-inducing details ... will suffice, when in fact, they reveal how a shorter, tighter treatment ought to have done the trick."


"Dank with greenish tiled interiors and an unshakable sense of dread, this lovably icky horror film mounts a sumptuous, immersive universe, the kind that big-budgeted Hollywood rarely seems imaginative enough to try."

Time OutTime Out

""A Cure for Wellness" is a lustrous box of genre candy, the self-revealing work of an auteur who has laid bare not so much his psyche as his online streaming queue."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"There are flashes of icky Cronenbergian body horror; parallels with Park Chan-wook’s Stoker and Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, but a lack of pacing and focus defuses the meticulously styled atmosphere."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"It's an all scenery-chewing, face-melting, migraine-inducing finale that threatens to spoil all the impressive work that has gone before."


"There is tremendous visual craft and inarguable style here, but none of the discipline, the sense of pacing and proportion that would allow the filmmaker's creative instincts to soar rather than merely splutter."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"The only possible cure for A Cure for Wellness would have been for the horror film maestro Val Lewton to have been summoned from the grave to chop it down to no more than 79 minutes. And maybe not even then..."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"By the time we get to the third act you’ll have either given up or be rapt in the film’s sheer lurching madness…"


"A high-altitude horror – think a Bram Stoker reworking of *The Shining* or Shutter Highland – of real craft. Ultimately, though, the plot turns out to be thinner than the air."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

A Cure for Wellness | Details

MA15+, Strong themes and violence
Country of origin
USA, Germany