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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Reviews

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.
June 20, 2008
Kenneth Branagh has indeed created a monster, but not the kind he originally envisioned.
March 31, 2008
Watching the movie work itself into an operatic frenzy, one remains curiously detached: the grand gestures are there, but where's the music?
January 26, 2006
Not frightening, just silly.
May 20, 2003
Mr. Branagh is in over his head. He displays neither the technical finesse to handle a big, visually ambitious film nor the insight to develop a stirring new version of this story.
January 1, 2000
Branagh doesn't evoke terror, only repulsion.
January 1, 2000
As this movie switches, unevenly, from swashbuckling adventure to classic horror to frilly-shirted romance to campiness to graphic gorefest, there's no telling what you're watching.
January 1, 2000
Something more substantial than Hollywood's typical, fitfully entertaining fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
It is, in a word, dullsville.
January 1, 2000
The Creature is on target, but the rest of the film is so frantic, so manic, it doesn't pause to be sure its effects are registered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4