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Mary Shelley (2017)

Mary Shelley (2017)




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This /biopic from director Haifaa Al-Mansour is based on the life of 19th-century author Mary Shelley. The film focuses on her relationship with poet Percy Shelley and the events that inspired her to write Frankenstein. Starring Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth and Bel Powley.


Elle Fanning
as Mary Shelley
Douglas Booth
as Percy Bysshe Shelley
Joanne Froggatt
as Mary Jane Clairmont
Maisie Williams
as Isabel Baxter
Stephen Dillane
as William Godwin
Bel Powley
as Claire Clairmont

Critic Reviews for Mary Shelley

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4)

For a film that chronicles the rise of a creator obsessed with reanimating the dead, "Mary Shelley" is utterly lifeless.

September 15, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

It's somewhat amusing - especially Tom Sturridge, who turns Lord Byron into poetry's version of Jack Sparrow - but immediately forgettable.

September 11, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Impressively shot and suffused with a righteous feminist fire, the film is undercut by a confused and clunky script and a fundamental lack of thematic focus, turning an extraordinary story into didactic and disjointed melodrama.

September 10, 2017 | Full Review…

A passionate film about a woman's ideas.

September 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Mary Shelley never soars the way the film so clearly wants to, though. It's hard to invest in the movie's core relationship when it becomes clear just what an uncompromising and unsympathetic figure Percy Shelley is.

September 21, 2017 | Full Review…

With just about 15 minutes or so left in its 120-minute running time, Mary Shelley comes alive.

September 16, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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