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FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY takes place toward the end of World War II, as Russian soldiers push into eastern Germany and stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Viktor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein's work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades - a desperate Hitler's last ghastly ploy to escape defeat. (c) Dark Sky

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's little more in the way of plot, but that's no problem. "Frankenstein's Army" is funny and original, with innovative costumes and set designs."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Designed by Raaphorst and brought to life by Rogier Samuels's effects studio, Unreal, the half-glimpsed creatures are magnificent and repellent."
‑ Rob Staeger, Village Voice
"We never care about any of the soldiers. What we do care about are the monsters, and with good reason: They're pips."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"This thinly-premised WW2-set found footage flick just about succeeds by way of its excellent creature designs and unexpectedly clever political gags."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"At every turn, Frankenstein's Army exhibits a preference for jolt scares and gore over actual suspense, which never materializes, thanks to a general indifference to plot and minimal interest in character"
‑ Nick Schager, The Dissolve
"Narrative depth may be in short supply, but the energy, invention and humor are bracing. And let's face it: Sometimes cheese tastes good."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"Pic's monotone edges towards monotony by the end of the third act, but as no-budget calling-card features go, Frankenstein's Army remains a grisly cut above."
‑ Scott Foundas, Variety
"As a fright flick it more or less fails. But as an example of how to make genuinely creepy monsters in this new, CG heavy age, it's a masterwork."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"It's a bravura if deeply silly demonstration of what clever moviemakers can do on meager resources."
‑ Matt Zoller Seitz,
"A WWII found footage horror movie? Yep. And it's good? Yep!"
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"Frankenstein's Army is a ludicrous World War II horror flick bogged down by its found-footage gimmick, which is compromised and contradicted so often that it becomes a distraction."
‑ Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club
"Just feels like great potential was wasted on a movie interested in gore and shock value over atmosphere and genuine terror."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"a 'mad scientist' movie made with outsized love that no reasonable viewer will be able too leave unrequited, all stitched together with political satire that cynically paints Frankenstein's freakish army as the final solution to the madness of war."
‑ Anton Bitel, Grolsch Film Works
"While our story leaves much to be desired, the fantastical creature work in Frankenstein's Army is too creatively ingenious to ignore, making these steampunk undead monstrosities worth the watch alone."
‑ Matt Donato, We Got This Covered
"The found-footage gimmick mostly comes off as window dressing for what turns out to be yet another mad-scientist-run-amok romp."
‑ Kenji Fujishima, Slant Magazine
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