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Gods and Monsters Reviews

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June 18, 2012
While Condon may not quite have captured an accurate Whale, he and his cast have brought a memorable creation to life.
October 13, 2010
It may not be history, but what a glorious imagining it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 25, 2010
Catches a life and its relation to art. One imagines that James Whale would not have turned over in his grave in horror.
November 16, 2009
The film clearly belongs to McKellen, whose presence is what makes the film as affecting at it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 1, 2008
An engrossing, unusual, imaginatively executed bit of psychological gamesmanship ...
February 14, 2008
A parable worthy of Mary Shelley herself.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 6, 2007
Condon's indie is narrwoly focused in depicting James Whale's personal and professional frustrations as an old man, but Ian McKellen, who must have felt strong affinity with the openly gay director, gives an astonishingly sophisticated performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 24, 2006
Not a complicated film, but warm and clever.
May 26, 2006
This movie is obviously a dream come true for Condon, and he delivers it with precision, care, love, and intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 27, 2003
travels far beyond the usual chronological re-telling of highlights
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 24, 2002
The James Whale of this movie proves to be a dotty bore.
March 3, 2002
Ian McKellen shines in this well-acted drama about a mysterious Hollywood celebrity.
December 30, 2001
I can't remember the last time I was so emotionally pounded by a film...Ian McKellan is a god.
Full Review| Original Score: 5
October 22, 2001
A smart picture, if not a brilliant one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 18, 2001
McKellen's performance borders on brilliance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
McKellen, nevertheless, provides plenty of electricity -- even if the monster never quite gets off the table and walks.
January 1, 2000
Whale, always the aesthete and snob, comments to an interviewer that the other Frankenstein films were done by hacks.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
A movie of infinite patience
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
This is a joy of a film, a throwback to the great human dramas of the Hollywood that made Hollywood; where movies for Everyman (even if dealing with not so-Every-man) were invented."
January 1, 2000
...a filmic epiphany.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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