Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Reviews

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December 16, 2019
The movie is excellent, certainly the best sound version of the classic story.
September 11, 2019
The horrible figure of the man with two personalities has given [Fredric] March an opportunity to shine. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 6, 2013
This most enduring adaptation of the Faustian moral fable is totally satisfying.
February 4, 2013
Fredric March received his first Best Actor Oscar for playing the titular roles in Mamoulian's moody and haunting version of Stevenson's novella.
August 16, 2011
There has never been a more inventive nor engaging retelling of this classic story.
March 26, 2009
Camera trick of changing a central figure from the handsome Fredric March into the bestial, ape-like monster Hyde, carries a terrific punch, but in each successive use of the device -- and it is repeated four times -- it weakens in hair-raising effort.
December 12, 2008
Dr Jekyll combines gothic horror, aristocratic romance and madcap Freudian psychodrama into a dizzying, exhilarating brew.
December 12, 2008
While some of the dialogue and acting may now seem arch, this remains a standout take on the classic novel, visually inventive and often surprisingly strong given the era in which it was made.
December 12, 2008
It's a lurid potboiler which is notable for some superb camera work (a long POV tracking shot at the beginning of the film for example), some innovative early special effects and some of the most deranged overacting you are ever likely to see.
December 12, 2008
Mamoulian's vision of Dr Jekyll's hidden life in the foggy Victorian underworld is fascinating.
December 12, 2008
Powerful performances from March and Hopkins and richly atmospheric cinematography help make for a memorable journey down Stevenson's "strange and terrible road."
December 12, 2008
The 1931 version of the Robert Louis Stevenson novella, directed by the great Rouben Mamoulian, is still the best version there is, far more frightening than the glossy MGM version Victor Fleming made a decade or so later.
November 20, 2007
It's taken from a novel Stevenson feverishly wrote over a period of six-days while snorting cocaine, and is well-served in this film by Mamoulian's excesses.
September 26, 2007
Easily the best of the many versions of the Stevenson horror classic.
September 26, 2007
A remarkable achievement that deserves to be much better known.
September 26, 2007
Great effects for its time and some incredible performances makes this a true cinema classic.
October 30, 2004
Transformations still amaze; best version to date.
October 14, 2004
It is an engaging, old-fashioned movie, using the right blend of thoughtful artistry and matinee thrills, with a touch of eroticism to spice things up.
October 10, 2004
May 14, 2004
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