In early-20th-century Switzerland, Carl Jung (Fassbender), disciple of father of psychotherapy Sigmund Freud (Mortensen), begins to treat a seriously disturbed young woman (Knightley). But, as their relationship becomes dangerously intimate, Jung begins to wonder whether Freud's theories aren't fatally flawed.
Despite a top-notch cast performing well, and bravely in the case of Knightley, this is an austere, somewhat repressed movie. It never really gets under the skin in the way Cronenberg does at his best.
Reviewed by William Thomas
Read The Full Empire Review »
Click for the full Empire review and post your own review and rating.