• Asylum (2005)


Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: January 17th, 2006

R |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

An administrator's bored wife (Natasha Richardson) begins a torrid affair with an institutionalized artist (Marton Csokas) who beat his wife to death.

Cast: Natasha Richardson, Ian McKellen, Marton Csokas, Hugh Bonneville, Judy Parfitt, Sean Harris, Gus Lewis, Wanda Ventham

Director: David Mackenzie

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Zephyr Films

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Wall Street Journal

    Ms. Richardson and Mr. Csokas are sunk mainly by the script (it's the handiwork of "Closer" playwright Patrick Marber and Chrysanthy Balis) and by their complete lack of chemistry. Still, their performances do them no credit.

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A psychological thriller without bothering much with psychology. Come to think of it, the thrills are pretty much missing, as well. show more

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Patrick McGrath's novel provides a solid and suspenseful story, even if it loses much of its bite in Mackenzie's hands. show more

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