Sean of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Every once in a while, even your favorite artist makes a total stinker that you just can’t stand behind. Unfortunately, this is that film for David Cronenberg, one of my favorite filmmakers, who just misfired on every level with this film. The only true success is Michael Fassbender as Carl Jung, and that’s all because Fassbender is easily one of the best actors of his generation. With small glasses and a simple mustache, he disappears into the role fully. However, the same can’t be said about Mortensen, who gained about 30 lbs and grew a large beard, but still sticks out as Viggo Mortensen, rather than becoming Sigmund Freud."