Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (2019)

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Investigative reporter Nellie Bly feigns mental illness on a mission to expose the deplorable conditions and mistreatment of patients at the notorious Women's Lunatic Asylum.

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Cast

Christina Ricci
as Nellie Bly
Judith Light
as Matron Grady
Josh Bowman
as Dr. Josiah
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Critic Reviews for Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Ricci, who's always done well by her darkly curious characters, is convincing as a marked woman. But it's Light who ravages the screen, her Matron Grady filled with the class-based self-hatred of a woman Inspector Javer.

January 22, 2019 | Full Review…

If the goal was to goose the drama, "Escaping the Madhouse" falls well short of its intent.

January 18, 2019 | Full Review…

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