The Curse of Frankenstein - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Curse of Frankenstein Reviews

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Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
September 3, 2013
In its best scenes, it adds dynamism and British grit to a genre that had previously tried to get by on atmospherics and mood alone. It manages to be shocking without being especially frightening, and its virtues of performance and style remain striking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 3, 2013
Christopher Lee is excellent as the mute monster, but this is Cushing's film all the way, and his ground-breaking portrayal of Baron Frankenstein dominated the series in five more films ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 30, 2010
Revitalized the British film industry.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 11, 2010
A sterling exemplar of the best of everything that made Hammer so special.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Fernando F. Croce
November 17, 2009
Further developments of Hammer Studios as a spook-house Ealing
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Variety Staff
October 18, 2008
Peter Cushing gets every inch of drama from the leading role, making almost believable the ambitious urge and diabolical accomplishment.
Steve Biodrowski
July 4, 2008
... established new style for horror -- bold, bloody, beautiful-- that completely broke tradition with the cobwebby classics of the 1930s and 1940s.
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 18, 2005
Beautifully portrayed by Christopher Lee, the Monster is almost heartbreaking, flailing confusedly with a pained expression on its patchwork face.
Emanuel Levy
September 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 25, 2002
The movie that started the Hammer horror craze. Really rather dull.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The whole thing in fact looks surprisingly tacky for a film which sparked a box-office bonanza.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
[A] routine horror picture, which makes no particular attempt to do anything more important than scare you with corpses and blood ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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