The Bride of Frankenstein - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Bride of Frankenstein Reviews

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Alan Jones
Radio Times
October 6, 2013
James Whale's extravagantly produced sequel to his own Frankenstein still ranks as one of horrordom's greatest achievements.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A riveting, funny, and suspenseful horror classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 15, 2009
This was to be [director James Whale's] last horror film. Small wonder; what could he possibly have left to prove?
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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TIME Magazine
October 7, 2008
Screenwriters Hurlbut & Balderston and Director James Whale have given it the macabre intensity proper to all good horror pieces, but have substituted a queer kind of mechanistic pathos for the sheer evil that was Frankenstein.
Cole Smithey
October 16, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5

September 24, 2007
A must for anyone with even a passing interest in horror, this not only confirms Karloff as a master of the genre, but also shows, more than any of Whale's subsequent films, the influence of his vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Simon Braund
Empire Magazine
September 24, 2007
Whale's erudite genius brings it all together. He sculpts every nuance of self-parody, social satire, horror, humour, wit and whimsy into a dazzling whole, keeping every one of his fantastical plates spinning until the tragic, inevitable finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Variety Staff
June 4, 2007
Karloff manages to invest the character with some subtleties of emotion that are surprisingly real and touching.
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
June 4, 2007
Whale added an element of playful sexuality to this version, casting the proceedings in a bizarre visual framework that makes this film a good deal more surreal than the original.
May 27, 2007
one of the greatest movies i've ever seen
| Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 24, 2006
The greatest of all the Frankenstein films.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times
August 8, 2006
Another astonishing chapter in the career of the Monster.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Whale's most perfectly realised movie, a delight from start to finish.
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
October 28, 2005
Classic - the pinnacle of Universal horror
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Blackwelder
August 17, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
July 6, 2005
| Original Score: A-
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
June 9, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
James Plath
March 30, 2005
My Big Fat Monster Wedding.
| Original Score: 4/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 31, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Doug Cummings
December 1, 2004
[The film impresses] with its painterly and dramatic lighting, beautiful dissolves and tracking shots, sophisticated effects, and unexpected eccentricities.
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