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Gods and Monsters Reviews

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Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
While Condon may not quite have captured an accurate Whale, he and his cast have brought a memorable creation to life.
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 13, 2010
It may not be history, but what a glorious imagining it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 25, 2010
Catches a life and its relation to art. One imagines that James Whale would not have turned over in his grave in horror.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
November 16, 2009
The film clearly belongs to McKellen, whose presence is what makes the film as affecting at it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Dennis Harvey
Variety
December 1, 2008
An engrossing, unusual, imaginatively executed bit of psychological gamesmanship ...
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
February 14, 2008
A parable worthy of Mary Shelley herself.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
March 6, 2007
Condon's indie is narrwoly focused in depicting James Whale's personal and professional frustrations as an old man, but Ian McKellen, who must have felt strong affinity with the openly gay director, gives an astonishingly sophisticated performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Nick Bradshaw
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Not a complicated film, but warm and clever.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
This movie is obviously a dream come true for Condon, and he delivers it with precision, care, love, and intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
July 26, 2004
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
June 27, 2003
travels far beyond the usual chronological re-telling of highlights
Full Review | Original Score: A
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 4/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 21, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 3, 2002
Ian McKellen shines in this well-acted drama about a mysterious Hollywood celebrity.
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