Asylum film is well made

It’s one thing to promise a tight, gripping thriller about obsession; and quite another to fail to deliver enough reasons for such passion.

Asylum

Director: David Mackenzie

Cast: Natasha Richardson, Ian McKellen, Hugh Bonneville, Marton Csokas

Cert: 15

It’s one thing to promise a tight, gripping thriller about obsession; between the wife (Richardson) of a psychiatrist (Bonneville) and a mentally-disturbed killer (Csokas); and quite another to fail to deliver enough reasons for such passion.

Aside from such a major disappointment; albeit an important one; this is actually a fine film technically since it is strong on the l950s feel in which it is set and is, again technically, well made.

The performances of Richardson and Csokas don’t, however, quite lend the storyline the bite and lustful heat required.

Star Rating: 3/5

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