Son of Frankenstein
Son of Frankenstein (1939)

The most elaborate of Universal's Frankenstein series, this film represents Boris Karloff's last appearance in the role of the Monster. The title character is played by Basil Rathbone, who with wife Josephine Hutchinson and son… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Well mounted, nicely directed, and includes cast of capable artists.

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

Basil Rathbone plays the title role in this average horror flick about reviving the creature for a second time.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson
sbs.is

not as good as Young Frankenstein, or the first two, but still a good effort

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A strangely literary and leisurely monster movie, laced with amusing gothic doodles.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A surprisingly good effort to extend the narrative of the first two films in a manner both intelligent and likely.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

It's enjoyable, not really memorable, but certainly a cut above what would soon follow.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

The set, shot in a style reminiscent of the German Expressionist classics, is superb.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Boasts some stunning set design by Russell Gausman, a good script, and a magnificent cast.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A little too long, but beautifully designed and Lugosi carries the show.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
Repeating the sins of the father is an overriding theme in ‚~Son of Frankenstein‚(TM) and the film doesn‚(TM)t tread lightly around it. Trying to tame and… More
Wahida K
I saw this once. It is so Amazin to watch the mid 30 Horror Movies with Boris Karloff.
Randy Tippy
In spite of great casting, without James Whale at the helm the overall result is campy and less artful. Not a horrible film but not in the same league as… More
Chris Garman
Boris Karloff returns for another round as the monster in Son of Frankenstein, but he isn't the creepiest role in the film. That would have to go to Bela… More
AJ Verser
This movie has a fantastic cast, an interesting story, and a classic monster, but it could have been a better movie. Still, I enjoyed it mostly.
Cindy I
Finally made it all the way through this. Not a long film, just couldn't stay awake. Not bad, but can't stand up with its earlier siblings,… More