Gothic (2002)

In this English film, the 1816 gathering of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Natasha Richardson), her fiancé, Percy Shelley (Julian Sands), Lord Byron (Gabriel Byrne), Claire Clairmont (Myriam Cyr), and Dr. John Polidori (Timothy Spall) at a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 2002
DVD Release Date: March 14, 2000
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I'll take my Byron and Shelley straight.

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James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus

I had forgotten just how plain weird director Ken Russell can be . . .

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Scott Weinberg

Typical Ken Russell weirdness.

Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

'Gothic' can be taken neither seriously nor with a saving pinch of salt.

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

A weird and visually memorable film that Russell fans will love and others will find interesting and at least slightly more accessible than most of his other films.

Clint Morris

There's no sleeping tonight

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Full-tilt Ken Russell biopic that raises all the right questions about the act of creating art and more

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Robert C
Just rewatched this. What could have been a pretty amazing film, falls a bit flat due to some bad editing. But I still love it to spite all of it's… More
Greg S
The poets Byron and Shelley, along with FRANKENSTEIN author Mary Shelly and other guests, spend a night drinking laudanum and holding a seance to conjure up… More
Sophie Burgess
I like the original story and if it were done in a more serious and dramatic way (with a fair amount of light-heartedness) this could have been a briliant film.… More
Wahida K
Well this Movie has a messed up Story. A lot of Nudity guaranteed, but there is a less point in the Plot and then the clossing as "Mary Shelleys… More
Cindy I
Crazy-ass movie. Ken Russell is a freak.
Arash Xak
Another bizzare & over-the-top nightmarish ride by Ken Russell, Explores the main characters' psyches in an intriguing way and the film's campy… More