The Ward

Only Sanity Can Keep You Alive


The Ward
John Carpenter's first movie in too many years is set in an isolation ward for disturbed women. It holds a terrifying secret. A beautiful but volatile young woman finds herself bruised, cut, drugged and held against her will at the sinister asylum. Trying to gain control of her memory and figure out how she got there, she discovers that a savage ghostly figure roams the halls at night. One by one, the other patients begin to disappear. To survive, she must discover the horrifying truth of the ward.

86 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Violence).
Horror, Thriller.

Showtimes

I wonder how sharp this knife is ...
I wonder how sharp this knife is ...

Credits

Cast
Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker, Laura-Leigh, Myndsy Fonseca, Jared Harris, Sydney Sweeney
Director
John Carpenter
ScreenplayMichael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen
MusicMark Kilian
CinematographyYaron Orbach
EditingPatrick McMahon
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2010
Produced byFilmNation Entertainment, Premiere Picture, Echo Lake Productions, A Bigger Boat, Modern VideoFilm, North by Northwest Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHorror
LanguageInfrequent, mild to moderate
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequent, fairly strong, bloody, frightening, realistic, includes torture, graphic.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Debashine Thangevelo quote iconSanity or survival only options
10
Die Burger
François Bloemhof quote iconPleks van koue rillings gee, gee Ward ons koue pampoen
5
Box Office
Steve Ramos quote iconCarpenter's first movie in nine years, The Ward made its world premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, and lacks the action of his pulp classic Assault on Precinct 13 or the scares of his best chillers Halloween and Prince of Darkness.
5
Metacritic.com
18 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
62 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
6
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
8
Movie Review Intelligence
19 critics
9

What the People say

Internet
5456 Netizens quote iconNot superb, but enjoyable and a genuine return to form
11

Average .. 39%

8

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