Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Reviews

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November 27, 2019
Sumptuous to look at, with some decent performances...
| Original Score: 3/5
October 26, 2009
Branagh's ambitious take succeeds as a cautionary tale about true monstrosity: hubris and man's inhumanity to man. But one man's operatic style is another man's unintentionally comical excess, and...Frankenstein certainly tempts fate... [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 11, 2009
I'm inclined to give it an 8 now. The more you watch, the more you appreciate how Branagh was able to faithfully retell Shelley's novel while still managing to make it fresh and make it relevant.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 20, 2008
Uma das mais fiéis e complexas adaptações da história original, respeitando seus temas principais mesmo que desviando-se, aqui e ali, de pontos específicos da trama.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 24, 2008
Different look at the old Frankenstein story, directed by Branagh.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2006
It's Greek tragedy, and when its characters utter invocations to the gods in turn, it manages to feel cheesy in exactly the right way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 3, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
August 23, 2004
What can I say? I found the bravura and chest-thumping intriguing. I don't even feel guilty saying that.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 13, 2004
An oddly moving father-son love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 6, 2003
An interesting concept by Branagh, and a touching De Niro performance. It is hit-and-miss at times, a bit overwrought.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2002
Visceral and energetic sceen translation of this literary classic.
August 10, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: low +2 out of -4..+4
January 1, 2000
Something more substantial than Hollywood's typical, fitfully entertaining fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
It's an odd and uneasy mix, but the look of the film is dazzling and the performances are all first-rate.
January 1, 2000
It does ... suggest that Branagh is a filmmaker who is continually extending his reach and truly seeks to reinterpret source material in a uniquely cinematic language.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 27, 2019
Branagh's version is too respectful and ultimately, well, lifeless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 27, 2019
They're calling it "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein," but, with apologies to the former rock group, "Frankie Goes to Hollywood" is more like it.
November 27, 2019
In attempting to keep faith with the original novel, Branagh concentrates too much on design and content, and loses the heart and soul of the story in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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