Victor Frankenstein Reviews

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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 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.
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.
December 17, 2015
...exciting, visually spectacular, and well acted. [Full review in Spanish]
December 3, 2015
You say "goes completely off the rails" like it's a bad thing.
December 3, 2015
A B-movie with a beating heart, if not an entirely functional brain.
December 3, 2015
Most of the comedy seems intentional and primarily comes from McAvoy's manic performance as Frankenstein, frequently engaging in hyperactive rants, spittle flying from his mouth in a most entertaining fashion.
December 3, 2015
Fantastically silly but enjoyable ...
December 3, 2015
Crackling with energy and fizzing with ideas, this fresh take on Frankenstein is a thrilling adaptation that reinvigorates a well-worn tale.
December 3, 2015
There's enough here that is both fresh and keyed in to the heritage of Frankenstein legacy to make Victor Frankenstein very worthwhile. That it also has something on its mind is even better.
December 3, 2015
So bad it's good. It's hard to hate a movie that features a sparking electro-monkey-monster named Gordon.
December 2, 2015
Fun enough, but not the lightning-bolt-to-the-heart update we hoped for.
December 1, 2015
McGuigan would have been wise to take a cue from director James Whale, who told his 1931 story in a concise 70 minutes. This one is far too long. As a result, it loses some of its impact and pace. However, the last 30 minutes are good.
November 30, 2015
There's a real sense of adventure to this playful endeavour.
November 29, 2015
Some movies only make sense if you've been a 13-year-old girl, and Victor Frankenstein is one of them.
November 29, 2015
James McAvoy is great fun in this unique and visually-exciting adaptation of the well-known story.
November 27, 2015
A good and enjoyable surprise. [Full review in Spanish]
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