Victor Frankenstein Reviews

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January 2, 2016
Any time you watch a "reimagining" of a story in the public domain, you do so at your own peril.
December 23, 2015
It has so many illogical elements that it becomes an involuntary comedy. [Full review in Spanish]
December 23, 2015
In spite of being a great production wih a great cast, the movie falls appart due to a bad script. [Full review in Spanish]
December 22, 2015
Unfortunately, the end result has neither the subtlety of Sherlock nor the intellectual rigor of Mary Shelley's novel - it's a hammy, clunky misfire which largely squanders a strong core concept.
December 14, 2015
The screenplay for this movie is tedious, boring and hard to believe. [Full review in Spanish]
December 11, 2015
The only time the movie comes to life (so to speak) is during its climax, when Victor succeeds in bringing his creation to life and must deal with the subsequent rampage... After slogging through 100 minutes of tedium to get there, it's hard to care.
December 10, 2015
Add the film to the disturbingly long list of dreadful adaptations of a source that deserves better.
December 9, 2015
Old Meat.
December 8, 2015
Victor Frankenstein lumbers and lurches rather like the monstrosity that the title character jolts to life with a bolt of lightning from the heavens.
December 8, 2015
This new version adds little to nothing to the story we already know and have seen so many times. [Full review in Spanish]
December 6, 2015
The film repeatedly loses its charge, falling back on dull, franchise world-building for sequels that will probably never be made. What a shame.
December 6, 2015
It is a strange mix of intentional and unintentional laughs.
December 6, 2015
Like the spark of life itself, it's hard to identify the elusive missing ingredient that prevents this ragbag of potentially likable body parts ever earning the accolade "It's alive!"
December 6, 2015
This is not your dad's "Frankenstein," more is the pity, and time would be better spent watching the marvelous 1931 original.
December 4, 2015
Unfortunately, - just like the monster in question - the latest offering from director Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin) is a bit of a lumbering mess.
December 4, 2015
A riff on the Hollywood conventions of a story we know very well already, with little new to say. James McAvoy's mad scientist is fun to watch, though.
December 3, 2015
Daniel Radcliffe continues to demonstrate the dignity that seems to inform almost all of his performances. God knows what he must have been thinking while observing the mayhem around him.
December 3, 2015
Director Paul McGuigan and screenwriter Max Landis possess an ambition far beyond their range, attempting to graft together pieces of gothic horror, dark comedy, costume drama, existentialist philosophy and CGI adventure.
December 3, 2015
Much like the murmuring creature of Shelley's novels, Victor Frankenstein is a lot of ideas sewn together, that emerges without ever really knowing what it is.
December 3, 2015
Worst film of the year? Possibly. Worst Frankenstein adaptation ever? Definitely (and considering that Aaron Eckhart's egregious 2014 action flop I, Frankenstein is also in the running, that's impressive).
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