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Son of Frankenstein Reviews

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
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+
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 3, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
September 23, 2007
Well mounted, nicely directed, and includes cast of capable artists.
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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.
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
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+
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
October 20, 2016
[Bela Lugosi] pretty much steals the movie in his last really juicy role.
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
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 15, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 27, 2007
not as good as Young Frankenstein, or the first two, but still a good effort
| Original Score: 3/4
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
February 7, 2003
Great plot that could have been fleshed out more.
| 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
Jaime N. Christley
Apollo Guide
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
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
October 17, 2002
One of the very best of the series
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
October 19, 2005
Read More | 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.
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