Depraved Reviews

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February 19, 2020
A tragedy as much as a horror film, Depraved is a contemporary love letter to Mary Shelly's legacy
October 11, 2019
A solid, creepy, and occasionally rewarding work of low-fi horror, but it struggles to find something novel in the Frankenstein story.
October 2, 2019
It injects new life into a story that is essential to horror's DNA.
September 27, 2019
While Fessenden's take on Frankenstein explores a handful of interesting ideas in the first hour about technology, mortality, morality and man's natural ability to cause destruction, Depraved backpedals into cliché storytelling in the third act.
September 26, 2019
At nearly two hours, Depraved can feel a little long in the tooth... Then again, the performances here are a little too strong for Fessenden's film to be anything other than a treat for fans of independent horror.
September 25, 2019
Depraved does quite a lot with very little.
September 25, 2019
With his updating of the Frankenstein legend, the filmmaker indicts Big Pharma while probing the need for a generational shift in society's moral values. And as usual, Fessenden does a lot with a little...
September 24, 2019
Rather than the world being unready to accept [Adam] for what he is, though, [he's] who cannot [accept himself].
September 23, 2019
Depraved is director Larry Fessenden's take on the Frankenstein story, with his own modern twist. The update makes it gloriously timely without losing any of the underlying tragedy of the original tale.
September 19, 2019
Improbably, Fessenden takes material that hews closely to Mary Shelley's classic and breathes new life into it, making a compelling, if a bit warmed-over monster movie.
September 18, 2019
A heartfelt, deftly mature 21st-century reimagining of author Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, indie auteur Larry Fessenden's Depraved is a movingly emotional monster movie that packs a pretty mean punch.
September 17, 2019
The writer-director-producer's interest in father-son relationships isn't, I don't think, merely theoretical. If Depraved is a lesser work in his canon, it adds to a larger conversation around his abiding interest in this area.
September 14, 2019
All the ingredients are here for something terrific. It just doesn't fully translate into a successful movie.
September 14, 2019
Depraved is a flawed, yet invigorating spin on the Frankenstein mythos
September 14, 2019
[Larry] Fessenden delivers not only the most thought-provoking and intellectually stimulating film of his storied career, but the most visually and emotionally expressive.
September 13, 2019
Depraved may not take you anywhere that you haven't been before, but it might leave you with a renewed appreciation for Shelley's mythic story.
September 13, 2019
"Depraved" is smart in its commentary on everything from the evils of the pharmaceuticals industry to the terrors of PTSD, but there's real heart and empathy here too.
September 13, 2019
[A] film that is serious but not pretentious, working best when it stays in the laboratory. It will be welcomed by the director's fans, and may expand that number somewhat in its limited theatrical release.
September 13, 2019
Moving and frightening and exciting in its intelligence, DEPRAVED is another standout in Fessenden's filmography.
September 12, 2019
The film moves Mary Shelley's story two centuries into the future, and all it's got to add is that the guys who robbed graves and played god would, if they were alive today, be immature jerks.
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