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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

In 1959, psychiatrist Dr. Alan Stone (Richard Gere) arrives at a mental hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan armed with the radical belief that schizophrenic patients should be treated not with confinement and electroshock therapy but with empathy and understanding. As his first study, he takes on the particularly challenging case of three men-Joseph (Peter Dinklage), Leon (Walton Goggins), and Clyde (Bradley Whitford)-each of whom believes they are Jesus Christ. Hoping that by getting them together in the same room to confront their delusions he can break through to them, Dr. Stone begins a risky, unprecedented experiment that will push the boundaries of psychiatric medicine and leave everyone involved-including Dr. Stone himself-profoundly changed.

Cast

  • Richard Gere
  • Peter Dinklage
  • Walton Goggins
  • Bradley Whitford
  • Charlotte Hope
  • Julianna Margulies
  • Kevin Pollak
  • James Monroe Iglehart
  • Stephen Root
  • Jane Alexander

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Trivia

  • Originally a book length psychiatric case study from 1964.
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Metacritic

55
Jan 23, 2020

Avnet likely means well, just as Rokeach meant well. Three Christs needs more than a deep focus on the Christs themselves, and on the system that so utterly failed them. It needs to focus on Stone, and on the collision between ego and benevolence that led to The Three Christs of Ypsilanti’s birth. That should be the story.

Andrew Crump
Paste Magazine
40
Jan 8, 2020

The cast can’t cure all the movie’s problems, from its abrupt ending to a random acid-test scene, but it’s not without its curious appeal as a star-studded failed “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” experiment.

Metacritic review by Monica Castillo
Monica Castillo
TheWrap
70
Jan 3, 2020

Gracefully directed by Fried Green Tomatoes and Justified director Jon Avnet, Three Christs is a great dark comedy about a dark subject. I can’t say enough how great the performances are. It’s a relevant character study on those who suffer from mental illness and the ones who treat it and why they do.

Metacritic review by Lorry Kikta
Lorry Kikta
Film Threat