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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Reviews

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 5, 2002
Spencer Tracy is miscast and overrated in one of the weakest adaptations of the story to date.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Well shot by Joseph Ruttenberg, and the transformations are effectively handled, but it's generally shallow and anaemic.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 5, 2004
The entire effort was misconceived, one that offers more ham than steak.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dan Jardine
Slant Magazine
August 2, 2010
Conventions of the time did not allow director Victor Fleming to examine the powerful sexual undertones of Stevenson's tale, robbing the film of much of its potential insight
Full Review | Original Score: 66/100
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 16, 2011
If you mess with perfection, you end up with the beast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Howard Thompson
New York Times
May 21, 2003
A little Freudian theory is a dangerous thing. It can make a piece of errant hokum dizzy with significance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 14, 2003
Botched remake of the 1931 classic.
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Szymanski
June 1, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
A bit starched and yappy, but still packs a punch.
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 30, 2003
Less an outright horror film than its predecessor and more a straightforward psychological study. Most of the earlier sex is replaced by a stubborn, straightlaced morality.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 20, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
David Keyes
David Keyes' Cinema 2000
June 22, 2002
...it renders the uttermost strengths of the silent film era, in which the audience was dependent on what went into the picture instead of what came out of the speaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Crum
June 1, 2007
Quite eerie classic thriller with Tracy surprisingly good in title role(s).
| Original Score: 5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
December 22, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 3, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 26, 2001
Under Victor Fleming's direction, it's sober and turgid but far from unwatchable, thanks exclusively to the caliber of the performances.
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
May 12, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
July 7, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5

May 24, 2003
The story behind the film (nobody was allowed to see pictures of Tracy transformed prior to release) is more interesting than the film itself, but it's still hard to go wrong with a cast like this.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 26, 2007
MGM gave the familiar story the big-budget, big-star treatment, but in the process drained it of all of its biting social and psychological implications.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Adrian Danks
Senses of Cinema
August 20, 2002
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March 26, 2009
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