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Gods and Monsters Reviews

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Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic

Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
The James Whale of this movie proves to be a dotty bore.
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
McKellan somehow coaxes a real performance from Brendan Fraser.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
February 14, 2008
A parable worthy of Mary Shelley herself.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
a truly good film with a great cast
| Original Score: 4/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Nick Bradshaw
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Not a complicated film, but warm and clever.
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
The whole thing ... might have fallen apart if not for McKellen, who makes Whale so fascinating that the film could have worked as a monologue.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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+
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
January 1, 2000
A movie of infinite patience
Full Review | Original Score: A
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
January 1, 2000
a deceptively simple story with a multiplicity of subtle insights
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 3, 2002
Ian McKellen shines in this well-acted drama about a mysterious Hollywood celebrity.
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
For all of the interesting possibilities inherent in Condon's source material, the single most important thing one learns about James Whale, according to the film, was that he was a dirty old man.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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