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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Reviews

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November 1, 2014
Branagh is very obsessed with chewing the scenery. So much so that he even manages to outdo Robert DeNiro.
October 26, 2009
Branagh's ambitious take succeeds as a cautionary tale about true monstrosity: hubris and man's inhumanity to man. But one man's operatic style is another man's unintentionally comical excess, and...Frankenstein certainly tempts fate... [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 14, 2009
Clearly, one person's authentic homage is another person's overwrought teeth-gnashing fest, as Branagh's film never hesitates to slop on the melodramatic mustard.
Read More | Original Score: 64/100
October 11, 2009
I'm inclined to give it an 8 now. The more you watch, the more you appreciate how Branagh was able to faithfully retell Shelley's novel while still managing to make it fresh and make it relevant.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 20, 2008
Uma das mais fiéis e complexas adaptações da história original, respeitando seus temas principais mesmo que desviando-se, aqui e ali, de pontos específicos da trama.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 20, 2008
Kenneth Branagh has indeed created a monster, but not the kind he originally envisioned.
March 31, 2008
Watching the movie work itself into an operatic frenzy, one remains curiously detached: the grand gestures are there, but where's the music?
February 24, 2008
Different look at the old Frankenstein story, directed by Branagh.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 13, 2007
A weirdly muddled and embarrassingly over-the-top fiasco.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 9, 2007
A sub par effort on one of the most frequently ill adapted stories ever made
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 2, 2007
For all its attention to detail and special effects, this version lacks the pathos and tragedy in the complex and ambivalent relationship between the father-creator and his creature-monster; De Niro is misguided by director Branagh.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 8, 2006
It's Greek tragedy, and when its characters utter invocations to the gods in turn, it manages to feel cheesy in exactly the right way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 26, 2006
Not frightening, just silly.
August 23, 2004
What can I say? I found the bravura and chest-thumping intriguing. I don't even feel guilty saying that.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 13, 2004
An oddly moving father-son love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 20, 2003
Mr. Branagh is in over his head. He displays neither the technical finesse to handle a big, visually ambitious film nor the insight to develop a stirring new version of this story.
April 2, 2003
As wrongheaded as Coppola's Dracula (in different ways), Frankenstein is all bluff, bombast and bargain-basement borrowings from Ken Russell's Gothic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2003
An interesting concept by Branagh, and a touching De Niro performance. It is hit-and-miss at times, a bit overwrought.
| Original Score: 3/5
December 30, 2002
A noble failure, but a failure nonetheless.
| Original Score: 2/5
August 26, 2002
Visceral and energetic sceen translation of this literary classic.
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