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Son of Frankenstein Reviews

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
October 20, 2016
[Bela Lugosi] pretty much steals the movie in his last really juicy role.
Alan Jones
Radio Times
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

Film4
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.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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
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Variety Staff
Variety
September 23, 2007
Well mounted, nicely directed, and includes cast of capable artists.

TV Guide
September 23, 2007
Boasts some stunning set design by Russell Gausman, a good script, and a magnificent cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The set, shot in a style reminiscent of the German Expressionist classics, is superb.
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New York Times
March 25, 2006
Its silliness is deliberate -- a very shrewd silliness, perpetrated by a good director in the best traditions of cinematic horror.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
October 19, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 20, 2005
It's enjoyable, not really memorable, but certainly a cut above what would soon follow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 15, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 23, 2003
A little too long, but beautifully designed and Lugosi carries the show.
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
February 7, 2003
Great plot that could have been fleshed out more.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
October 17, 2002
One of the very best of the series
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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
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