Victor Frankenstein Reviews

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August 23, 2019
'Victor Frankenstein' ends up being just another movie, with a sequel suggestion included. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 9, 2019
[The] actors made the choice to treat this script as award-worthy material instead of the hilarious schlock it is, and the performances are gorgeously melodramatic.
December 7, 2018
Victor Frankenstein is refreshingly character-driven and has a sense of joy in its storytelling that makes this great-grandfather of the corpse resurrection genre seem fresh and alive.
October 31, 2018
It's as if the film knows that you know that the film knows it can do better. Or something like that. Probably best not to think too hard about that.
August 23, 2018
The whole film should have just gone for funny, because no one could take this seriously.
August 22, 2018
Hammier than a ham and pineapple pizza without the pesky fruit, Victor Frankenstein fair rattles along as an epically daft but curiously enjoyable gothic horror.
August 22, 2018
Settings that Shelley probably envisioned, a cast that is intensely engaging, a bit of a love story, high action, and special effects bring life to a story that was otherwise thought dead.
July 16, 2018
It is all good knockabout fun. But the real treat is the bonkers James McAvoy.
July 16, 2018
Both actors are sorely wasted, though they each try their best to enliven the lumbering script.
December 4, 2017
Nowhere near as torturous to endure as last year's I, Frankenstein, but it's bland, dull, and forgettable
October 26, 2017
There is some spectacle here... but the story never achieves lift-off, and with McAvoy eventually over-doing the mad-scientist stuff, it crashes and burns somewhere in predictably storm-swept Scotland.
October 16, 2017
It's not weird-that's actually part of the problem-it's just bad.
September 20, 2017
Even though you know how the story goes (mad scientist creates monster out of dead body parts, with horrifying consequences), there are some great twists in this version.
July 25, 2017
It's when the movie widens from this core group of characters that it stumbles fatally.
July 23, 2017
An unneeded shallow adaptation of the Mary Shelley classic, trying desperately but unsuccessfully to put a new spin on the familiar Gothic story.
June 1, 2017
There isn't enough emotional backstory given to McAvoy's character to care about whether or not he manages to bring the monster to life.
July 19, 2016
Look for your esprit de corpse elsewhere.
May 5, 2016
It's just not a very good movie, and much of the time, it seems like a colossal waste of McAvoy's considerable talents.
April 28, 2016
Comedy, tragedy, horror, fantasy, romance... all of this is part of Victor Frankenstein, and yet it feels like it lacks all of that. That's bad. [Full review in Spanish]
April 17, 2016
Occasionally [spikes] into dopey fun but mostly [drags] the lake of Frankenstein adaptations past for story beats that are beyond well worn.
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