A Dangerous Method

A Dangerous Method
A Dangerous Method
  • R
  • 1h 39m
  • 2011
Certified Fresh78%
Common Sense Media Iconage 18+
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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. In this exploration of sensuality, ambition and deceit set the scene for the pivotal moment when Jung, Freud and Sabina come together and split apart, forever changing the face of modern thought.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh78%
Critics Consensus: A provocative historical fiction about the early days of psychoanalysis, A Dangerous Method is buoyed by terrific performances by Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, and Viggo Mortensen.
Reviews
The New Republic
David Thomson
Fresh

It makes for an absorbing drama and leaves the mustiness of cigars in the theatre.

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
David Sexton
Fresh

Keira can act! She really can.

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Fresh

Cronenberg has created a drama of male hysterics with no interest in diagnosing their own conditio...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Jonathan Crocker
Fresh

Infinitely assured moviemaking.

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Dave Calhoun
Fresh

Knightley gives a fair performance but lumbers herself with a distracting accent, and her gurning...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Jung/Freud psychology drama has very strong sexual content.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that A Dangerous Method -- a smart adult drama about Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, and the early days of psychoanalysis -- deals with frank sexual issues, an extramarital affair, and S&M. Star Keira Knightley appears topless, and there are a couple of pretty graphic sex scenes. Scenes of a patient throwing tantrums and having seizures can be frightening, and there's a little bit of blood. Swearing is infrequent but includes "f--k," and characters often drink and smoke socially, including Freud's ever-present cigar. Given the movie's subject matter and tendency toward talkiness, it's unlikely that teens will be interested -- unless they're drawn to cult director David Cronenberg, who's best known for his horror and gangster films.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:September 30, 2011
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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