A Dangerous Method

Lists: Drama, Thriller, Biopic

Brief Synopsis: "Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender star in director David Cronenberg's adaptation of Christopher Hampton's play detailing the deteriorating relationship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. The year is 1904. Carl Jung (Fassbender), a disciple of Sigmund Freud (Mortensen), is using Freudian techniques to treat Russian-Jewish psychiatric patient Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) at Burgh”lzli Mental Hospital. But the deeper Jung's relationship with Spielrein grows, the further the burgeoning psychiatrist and his highly respected mentor drift apart. As Jung struggles to help his patient overcome some pressing paternal issues, disturbed patient Otto Gross (Vincent Cassel) sets out to test the boundaries of the doctor's professional resolve."

Overall Ranking: 1216 (Rank from 2011: # 45)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 55.56%
Half-Popped 11.11%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi97(full review)
Caz of Lets Go To The Movies97(full review)
Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine93 - His wide set eyes, odd angles of his face, together with the grey at the temples, really works as Doctor Strange. I was drawn into his cocky God complex, as a sought after neurosurgeon; his mean spirited despair when unable to heal the nerve endings in his prized hands; and the humor and determination he puts into learning the Mystic Arts after being convinced by The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) and Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) of its existence.
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Sober Film Critic James Brown80(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik75
Darren of Movie Reviews 10173
Dave Examines Movies71
Maurice of Movie Mixology70(full review)
Dan O'Neill40(full review)

People Involved

  • Viggo Mortensen (Sigmund Freud)
  • Keira Knightley (Sabina Spielrein)
  • Michael Fassbender (Carl Jung)
  • Vincent Cassel (Otto Gross)
  • Sarah Gadon (Emma Jung)
  • André Hennicke (Professor Eugen Bleuler)
  • Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey (Sandor Ferenczi)
  • Katharina Palm (Martha Freud)
  • Mignon Remé (Jungs Secretary)
  • Mareike Carrière (Food Nurse)
  • Franziska Arndt (Bath Nurse)
  • Wladimir Matuchin (Nikolai Spielrein)
  • André Dietz (Medical Policeman)
  • Anna Thalbach (Bathtub Patient)
  • Sarah Marecek (Orchard Nurse)
  • Björn Geske (Orderly)
  • Markus Haase (Orderly)
  • Christian Serritiello (Ships Officer)
  • Clemens Giebel (Ships Steward)
  • Theo Meller (Karl Abraham)
  • Jost Grix (Leonhard Seif)
  • Severin von Hoensbroech (Johan van Ophuijsen)
  • Torsten Knippertz (Ernest Jones)
  • Dirk S. Greis (Franz Riklin)
  • Nina Azizi (Minna Bernays)
  • Julie Chevallier (Anna Freud)
  • Cynthia Cosima (Sophie Freud)
  • Mirko Guckeisen (Ernst Freud)
  • Julia Mack (Mathilde Freud)
  • Andrea Magro (Jean Freud)
  • Aaron Keller (Oliver Freud)
  • Nadine Salomon (Maid at Freuds House)
  • Naike Jaszczyk (Agathe Jung)
  • Sarah Adams (Gret Jung)
  • David Cronenberg (Director)
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