Box art for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

horror


MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN: Robert De Niro heads a stellar cast in this electrifying re-creation of the story of a young doctor whose obsession with death leads him to create a new life.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    40%
  • Audience Score
    50%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Watching the movie work itself into an operatic frenzy, one remains curiously detached: the grand gestures are there, but where's the music?

- David Ansen, Newsweek, Monday, March 31, 2008

Rotten: Not frightening, just silly.

- Derek Adams, Time Out, Thursday, January 26, 2006

Rotten: As this movie switches, unevenly, from swashbuckling adventure to classic horror to frilly-shirted romance to campiness to graphic gorefest, there's no telling what you're watching.

- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Dr. Frankenstein creates a new life from stitched together corpses, and his ungrateful monster haunts him, seeking revenge for making him an outcast abomination. A well-intentioned, if occasionally sloppy, attempt to tell the story as Mary Shelley originally wrote it, but mainly it illustrates why Universal chose to dramatically simplify the story when making the classic 1931 adaptation.

- 366weirdmovies, Saturday, October 18, 2008

3 stars

like all of branagh's efforts, too full of himself w/ too little sense of humor...hey! waitadarnminnut, he reminds me of me! for that i'll give him one more star, but keep it under yer hat and don't tell nobody, okay?

- moonrivers, Saturday, September 8, 2007

2 stars

I wanted this to be good, but I really knew better. Kenneth Branaugh, who is so good doing Shakespeare, is just too sweaty and overwrought as the doctor who wants to create life. And I thought DeNiro as the monster was very odd casting, so I was distracted rather than intrigued by the idea. Ok to watch if there's nothing else on, but otherwise....eh.

- webalina, Saturday, August 4, 2007