Mad to Be Normal
Psychiatry during the 1960s was quite different, as it provoked widespread debate about the application of the theories of psychiatrist R. Ling to patients whose cases were proven to be psychiatric patients, because he had completely different experiences in this field.
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April 06, 2017 In this touchingly funny, quietly heartbreaking biopic, David Tennant excels as the complex and flawed Laing.Read in Source
The Arts Desk
April 07, 2017 Mad to be Normal's pieces don't quite fit, but like Laing himself, it's never boring.Read in Source
Daily Express (UK)
April 06, 2017 Tennant is so commanding you can't tear your eyes away from him.Read in Source
April 03, 2017 Tennant's performance is strong, and he gives energy to a script that jolts in different directions looking for focus.Read in Source
April 09, 2017 There's plenty of jazzy paisley shirts, flamboyant velvet suits and on-the-nose music cues to denote its psychedelic 1960s setting, but these elements do little to soften Laing's eye-raisingly invasive and possibly inappropriate approach to his patients.Read in Source
Sunday Times (UK)
April 10, 2017 David Tennant [plays the role] with conviction and a nice Glaswegian drawl, but the film is a dodgy business that makes things up -- including a pregnant girlfriend (Elisabeth Moss) -- for no good reason.Read in Source
April 07, 2017 David Tennant is on pugnacious, mercurial and beady-eyed form in this very interesting and absorbing film.Read in Source
Spirituality and Practice
May 04, 2018 A thought provoking biopicture focusing on the countercultural life and work of the controversial Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing.Read in Source
April 03, 2017 Mad to Be Normal boils a fascinating subject down into a slightly clunky, simplistic bio-drama.Read in Source
The Mail on Sunday (UK)
October 11, 2017 It's fascinating and particularly well cast but, despite Tennant's watchable efforts, the decision to concentrate on the Kingsley Hall years rather than more of Laing's life proves a frustrating one.Read in Source
April 06, 2017 Tennant is as watchable as ever, resplendent in migraine-inducing psychedelic shirts, walking a fine line between radical visionary and arrogant chancer.Read in Source
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