Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Reviews

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Stephen Farber
January 28, 2002
Branagh's directing style is soupy and derivative of all the wrong movies.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Something more substantial than Hollywood's typical, fitfully entertaining fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The Creature is on target, but the rest of the film is so frantic, so manic, it doesn't pause to be sure its effects are registered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It is, in a word, dullsville.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
As this movie switches, unevenly, from swashbuckling adventure to classic horror to frilly-shirted romance to campiness to graphic gorefest, there's no telling what you're watching.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
It's an odd and uneasy mix, but the look of the film is dazzling and the performances are all first-rate.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
A bloody mess (in both artistry and gore-level) and is extremely difficult to watch.
| Original Score: 2/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
It does ... suggest that Branagh is a filmmaker who is continually extending his reach and truly seeks to reinterpret source material in a uniquely cinematic language.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
Branagh doesn't evoke terror, only repulsion.
Boyd van Hoeij
June 10, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
May 3, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 24, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Neil Martin
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
February 25, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 10, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Robert Faires
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: low +2 out of -4..+4
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