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Son of Frankenstein Reviews

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October 20, 2016
[Bela Lugosi] pretty much steals the movie in his last really juicy role.
October 18, 2016
The third instalment of Universal's classic series features Boris Karloff's last fling as the Monster and is a superior shocker all round.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2016
While the film sorely misses the guiding hand of director Whale, it has enough of the old Universal atmosphere to be of interest.
October 26, 2014
Basil Rathbone plays the title role in this average horror flick about reviving the creature for a second time.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 26, 2009
A surprisingly good effort to extend the narrative of the first two films in a manner both intelligent and likely.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 23, 2007
Well mounted, nicely directed, and includes cast of capable artists.
September 23, 2007
Boasts some stunning set design by Russell Gausman, a good script, and a magnificent cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 23, 2007
A strangely literary and leisurely monster movie, laced with amusing gothic doodles.
May 27, 2007
not as good as Young Frankenstein, or the first two, but still a good effort
| Original Score: 3/4
June 24, 2006
The set, shot in a style reminiscent of the German Expressionist classics, is superb.
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March 25, 2006
Its silliness is deliberate -- a very shrewd silliness, perpetrated by a good director in the best traditions of cinematic horror.
February 20, 2005
It's enjoyable, not really memorable, but certainly a cut above what would soon follow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 23, 2003
A little too long, but beautifully designed and Lugosi carries the show.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2003
Great plot that could have been fleshed out more.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 6, 2002
Despite all its flaws, there are enough grand moments to make this into a superior Frankenstein tale.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 17, 2002
One of the very best of the series
| Original Score: 4/5
October 5, 2002
The last great Universal Frankenstein feature, despite Rathbone's over-the-top performance. Karloff is splendid as the creature and Lugosi launches a new phase of his career as Igor.
| Original Score: 3/5
November 29, 2001
It comes as no surprise that this creature feature isn't remembered as a horror classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 62/100
October 19, 2005
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March 15, 2004
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