• Anesthesia (2016)


Release Date: January 8th, 2016

DVD Release Date: June 21st, 2016

R |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

The lives of a self-destructive student (Kristen Stewart), a hard-drinking housewife (Gretchen Mol) and an impoverished junkie (K. Todd Freeman) are linked to the brutal attack of a Columbia University philosophy professor (Sam Waterston).

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Sam Waterston, Glenn Close, Gretchen Mol, Tim Blake Nelson, Corey Stoll, Michael Kenneth Williams, K. Todd Freeman

Director: Tim Blake Nelson

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Grand Schema

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    David D'ArcyScreen International

    Anesthesia comes from the heart, as few films do these days. show more

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film is focused enough on relationships not to sound preachy. show more

  • 60

    The editing and the compositions here can be slightly ungainly, and some of the characters are not quite fully realized, but Nelson ultimately transcends the limits of his own material through sheer, cussed determination and lively anger. show more

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