Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

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  • Rated M for mature themes and violence. Some scenes depicting strong violence and assault.
  • Graphic medical procedure of an amputation.
  • Does betray mental illness. This could be disturbing for people who have experienced mental illness or know a friend who has a mental illness.
  • A suggestion of prostitution in one scene.

Rhema 99.7’s Keith thinks this movie is for anyone who wants to be mentally stimulated, have their moral positions and have their presumptions about mental illness challenged. Keith thinks the two main actors (Mel Gibson & Sean Penn) give a superb performance.

Keith gives this a film a thumbs up (3.5/5).