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Reviews: Victor Frankenstein (2015)

victor_frankensteinHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Victor Frankenstein es un genial recuento moderno que funciona gracias a la excelente química entre los actores principales Daniel Radcliffe y James McAvoy, y un guión que toma algunos riesgos y presenta varios cambios refrescantes e interesantes a la ya tan conocida historia original. Ver los procedimientos a través de la perspectiva de Igor, sin duda es el aspecto más atractivo de la cinta. Victor Frankenstein es rápida, sexy y bastante divertida.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The film is fleet and funny until the stakes are raised, Frankenstein’s ultimate creation an unfortunate anticlimax.
  • David Crow @ Den of Geek
    • Excerpt: Like that studio’s classic Frankenstein franchise that starred Peter Cushing, Victor Frankenstein makes the mad scientist the star in a bit of camp—it just goes down as smoothly as formaldehyde.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • [New – 12/3/15] | Vadym Grygoriev @ [Ukrainian]
  • [New – 12/4/15] | MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: 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.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Its first mistake is the first line of Daniel Radcliffe’s opening voice-over narration: “You know this story.” Then, why are you telling it?
  • [New – 12/4/15] | Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • [New – 12/3/15] | Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: The ’31 Frankenstein recognizes the iconic central character as a tragic figure, and ultimately sympathizes with him. In Victor Frankenstein, he’s just a monster.
  • Kristy Puchko @ Pajiba, Comic Book Resources
    • Excerpt: For better or worse, “Victor Frankenstein” follows in the footsteps of movies like “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.” In retelling a story so known to modern audiences, it amps up the camp, the craziness and the color to create something so strange it’s a miracle a studio produced it at all.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Isn’t by any stretch of the imagination a good movie. But in the tradition of that screwball genre mash-up ‘Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter,’ it offers a goofy but sporadically amusing take on the familiar tale.
Updated: December 4, 2015 — 7:24 pm
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