Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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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
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 30, 2002
A noble failure, but a failure nonetheless.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
August 13, 2007
A weirdly muddled and embarrassingly over-the-top fiasco.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
August 9, 2007
A sub par effort on one of the most frequently ill adapted stories ever made
| Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 1, 2014
Branagh is very obsessed with chewing the scenery. So much so that he even manages to outdo Robert DeNiro.
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Variety Staff
June 20, 2008
Kenneth Branagh has indeed created a monster, but not the kind he originally envisioned.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
A bloody mess (in both artistry and gore-level) and is extremely difficult to watch.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Not frightening, just silly.
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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.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
Branagh doesn't evoke terror, only repulsion.
Boyd van Hoeij
June 10, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
May 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Martin
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
February 25, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 24, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It is, in a word, dullsville.
Stephen Farber
January 28, 2002
Branagh's directing style is soupy and derivative of all the wrong movies.
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