Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Reviews

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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 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
February 24, 2008
Different look at the old Frankenstein story, directed by Branagh.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
May 3, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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
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
August 26, 2002
Visceral and energetic sceen translation of this literary classic.
August 10, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: low +2 out of -4..+4
January 1, 2000
Something more substantial than Hollywood's typical, fitfully entertaining fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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.
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-
November 1, 2014
Branagh is very obsessed with chewing the scenery. So much so that he even manages to outdo Robert DeNiro.
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
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?
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