Frankenstein's Army Reviews

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Kenji Fujishima
Slant Magazine
July 21, 2013
The found-footage gimmick mostly comes off as window dressing for what turns out to be yet another mad-scientist-run-amok romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
July 25, 2013
Frankenstein's Army is a ludicrous World War II horror flick bogged down by its found-footage gimmick, which is compromised and contradicted so often that it becomes a distraction.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Nick Schager
The Dissolve
July 24, 2013
At every turn, Frankenstein's Army exhibits a preference for jolt scares and gore over actual suspense, which never materializes, thanks to a general indifference to plot and minimal interest in character
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 1, 2014
Just feels like great potential was wasted on a movie interested in gore and shock value over atmosphere and genuine terror.
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
May 5, 2013
Like the monster evoked by the film's title, everything feels tacked together.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 23, 2013
We never care about any of the soldiers. What we do care about are the monsters, and with good reason: They're pips.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Rob Staeger
Village Voice
July 23, 2013
Designed by Raaphorst and brought to life by Rogier Samuels's effects studio, Unreal, the half-glimpsed creatures are magnificent and repellent.
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
July 31, 2013
While our story leaves much to be desired, the fantastical creature work in Frankenstein's Army is too creatively ingenious to ignore, making these steampunk undead monstrosities worth the watch alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Henry Northmore
The List
June 27, 2013
You've seen found footage horror and Nazi zombies before, but Frankenstein's Army mashes them together in a way that breathes new life into tired genre conventions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
August 28, 2013
This thinly-premised WW2-set found footage flick just about succeeds by way of its excellent creature designs and unexpectedly clever political gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
July 22, 2013
A WWII found footage horror movie? Yep. And it's good? Yep!
Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works
September 2, 2013
a 'mad scientist' movie made with outsized love that no reasonable viewer will be able too leave unrequited, all stitched together with political satire that cynically paints Frankenstein's freakish army as the final solution to the madness of war.
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
September 9, 2013
As a fright flick it more or less fails. But as an example of how to make genuinely creepy monsters in this new, CG heavy age, it's a masterwork.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Andy Webster
New York Times
July 25, 2013
Narrative depth may be in short supply, but the energy, invention and humor are bracing. And let's face it: Sometimes cheese tastes good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Zoller Seitz
RogerEbert.com
August 1, 2013
It's a bravura if deeply silly demonstration of what clever moviemakers can do on meager resources.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
July 26, 2013
There's little more in the way of plot, but that's no problem. "Frankenstein's Army" is funny and original, with innovative costumes and set designs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Adams
Screen International
January 28, 2013
Where Frankenstein's Army really shines is with the stunning designs and monster make-up, with the film delivering old-style lumbering monsters without resorting to CGI.
Top Critic
Scott Foundas
Variety
July 22, 2013
Pic's monotone edges towards monotony by the end of the third act, but as no-budget calling-card features go, Frankenstein's Army remains a grisly cut above.
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