Review : A Cure for Wellness

“An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem.”

A cure for wellness is a movie that demands attention, but at the same time, it can be demanding of some viewers. This movie if filled with beautiful and poignant imagery, that juxtaposes against the nature of its narrative at large. This movie is both a question and an answer. It teases us as it slowly rolls forward, and it does do a good job at keeping your attention for the most part, but it does also feel like the movie is about 30 minutes too long. And while some streamlining would have made for a bit more compelling of a story, that probably means it would have to cut a lot of its imagery and world building. So a give and take depending on which of the two you’d prefer. All in all I think a cure for wellness is a compelling enough narrative, that may be too demanding for some viewers.

Review score : 7.5 out of 10


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