Overlong, tedious, and far too complex, FREUD attempts to synthesize so much into 140 minutes that it misses on many levels. Clift was miscast as the eminent Jewish doctor from Vienna. Not in a trillion years could that Yankee face convincingly represent Sigmund. Instead of showing
several patients, the writers portray York as a composite, a woman of multiple neuroses. She's fixated on her father (an Electra complex), hysterical, and
sexually repressed. The film begins as the 30-year-old Freud takes a leave of absence from his work at Vienna's General Hospital, where he has
been frequently arguing with his superior, Portman. Freud wants to delve more deeply ...