Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Reviews

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
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
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.
September 26, 2007
A remarkable achievement that deserves to be much better known.
May 20, 2003
Fredric March is the stellar performer in this blood-curdling shadow venture.