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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
June 20, 2008
Kenneth Branagh has indeed created a monster, but not the kind he originally envisioned.
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David Ansen
Newsweek
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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Derek Adams
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Not frightening, just silly.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
Branagh doesn't evoke terror, only repulsion.
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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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Something more substantial than Hollywood's typical, fitfully entertaining fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It is, in a word, dullsville.
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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