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A Dangerous Method (2011)



Critic 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.

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Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) as his patient in A Dangerous Method. Jung's weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen). Both men fall under Sabina's spell. -- (C) Sony Pictures Classics

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

All Critics (192) | Top Critics (65)

But, all in all, the movie is quite good and deserves more than one viewing just to keep up with the enthralling consecutive dialogues and often profound one-liners...

September 8, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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

June 20, 2013 | Full Review…

Both Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen are impressive, but the film belongs to Keira Knightley, who gives a quite astonishing performance, one modelled closely on existing film of women patients who suffered from this kind of hysteria.

March 28, 2012 | Rating: 4/5

Keira can act! She really can.

February 10, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

When you start to feel nostalgic for the late Ken Russell, you know something is wrong . . . 

February 9, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Cronenberg dissects the early days of psychoanalysis here in a precisely plotted, superficially genteel costume drama, but one in which eruptions of kinky violence are never far off.

February 9, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Dangerous Method

Keira Knightley sucks -- and always has -- and so has and does Viggo Mortenson -- but I knew that before I rented this, so I am the ultimate sucks-er.I really am the proverbial glutton for punishment. Yeeeee gods . . .

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Lanning : )

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It is a pity to see this compelling subject told in such a simplistic and bureaucratic way, and so the three characters and their motivations are not really well developed, even if the actors do their best. Besides, the constant skips in time contribute to make the story less fluid.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

I decided to check this out when the professor mentioned this movie in a lecture for my class on European mysticism and psychoanalysis. Keira Knightley's most impressive performance yet. The relationship between the three is depicted with delicious tension, intellectual sparring and a fated tragicness. I appreciated that the filmmakers leaned towards more academic accuracy than cheap melodrama. The only unconvincing part of the story was that Jung's penchant for mysticism didn't seem to colour his interactions or behaviour in the first half of the film, but then abruptly emerged in his conversations with Freud. Despite this minor quibble, I enjoyed this and it helped establish an atmosphere for my class readings.

Letitia Lew
Letitia Lew

Super Reviewer

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