The Bride of Frankenstein Reviews

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TIME Magazine
October 7, 2008
Screenwriters Hurlbut & Balderston and Director James Whale have given it the macabre intensity proper to all good horror pieces, but have substituted a queer kind of mechanistic pathos for the sheer evil that was Frankenstein.
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Variety Staff
Variety
June 4, 2007
Karloff manages to invest the character with some subtleties of emotion that are surprisingly real and touching.
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
June 4, 2007
Whale added an element of playful sexuality to this version, casting the proceedings in a bizarre visual framework that makes this film a good deal more surreal than the original.
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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times
August 8, 2006
Another astonishing chapter in the career of the Monster.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Whale's most perfectly realised movie, a delight from start to finish.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Seen today, Whale's masterpiece is more surprising than when it was made because today's audiences are more alert to its buried hints of homosexuality, necrophilia and sacrilege. But you don't have to deconstruct it to enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The Bride of Frankenstein has an in-your- face audacity that hasn't dimmed all that much after 63 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4