• R, 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Kenneth Branagh
    In Theaters:
    Nov 4, 1994 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 7, 2001
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Reviews

Variety Staff
Variety
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Kenneth Branagh has indeed created a monster, but not the kind he originally envisioned.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 20, 2008
David Ansen
Newsweek
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Watching the movie work itself into an operatic frenzy, one remains curiously detached: the grand gestures are there, but where's the music?

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March 31, 2008
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Not frightening, just silly.

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January 26, 2006
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Mr. Branagh is in over his head. He displays neither the technical finesse to handle a big, visually ambitious film nor the insight to develop a stirring new version of this story.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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Branagh doesn't evoke terror, only repulsion.

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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As this movie switches, unevenly, from swashbuckling adventure to classic horror to frilly-shirted romance to campiness to graphic gorefest, there's no telling what you're watching.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Something more substantial than Hollywood's typical, fitfully entertaining fluff.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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It is, in a word, dullsville.

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January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The Creature is on target, but the rest of the film is so frantic, so manic, it doesn't pause to be sure its effects are registered.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
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