Kirk Honeycutt from the Hollywood Reporter writes: “Asylum” is a psychological thriller without bothering much with psychology. Come to think of it, the thrills are pretty much missing as well. Director David MacKenzie, who received critical plaudits in some quarters in 2003 for “Young Adam,” has thoroughly consulted the Alfred Hitchcock playbook to create the atmosphere and suspense for this tale of (literally) mad love. Certainly Mark Mancina’s score, reminiscent of Bernard Herrmann’s scores for the late master, and numerous images want to put audiences in a Hitchcock frame of mind. It’s hard, however, to imagine Hitchcock even raising an eyebrow over this weak story. [More]