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Frankenstein Reviews

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January 26, 2006
The film is unique in Whale's work in that the horror is played absolutely straight, and it has a weird fairytale beauty not matched until Cocteau made La Belle et la BÍte.
October 21, 2005
...crude but famously iconic version of Shelley's novel, which featured Karloff under 50 pounds of makeup, costume and platform boots the Spice Girls could only dream of.
October 6, 2005
The monster may seem campy today, but there are still occasional subtleties.
August 26, 2005
The high tide of Universal horror. Hail Karloff.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 4, 2005
Without question the film's defining moment comes from the actual revelation of the legendary monster itself.
March 8, 2004
Charming, spooky, and magical at once.
| Original Score: 4/5
October 20, 2003
An essential classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
May 20, 2003
A stirring grand-guignol type of picture, one that aroused so much excitement at the Mayfair yesterday that many in the audience laughed to cover their true feelings.
January 22, 2003
Here Whale emerges in full flower%u2014the stage director in love with the theatrical and drunk on the possibilities of film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 1, 2002
This is the one that became the classic and best known Frankenstein picture.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 26, 2002
Genuine old-school horror movie excellence ... and the sequel is even better!
| Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
As much as the later movies diluted the character of the Frankenstein creature, nothing could blunt the impact made by Karloff in the role of the most memorable movie monster of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Still a startling film about the borders between genius and madness, science and atrocity.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 1, 2000
Nothing can detract from the power of the most influential monster movie ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
The classic and definitive monster/horror film.
July 29, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
June 12, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 5, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
June 30, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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