Igor (2008)

In a land of mad scientists and diabolical inventions, what do you do when youre born with a hunch on your back? You become an Igor. A twist on the classic monster movie, that tells the story of one Igor--who's sick of being a lowly lab… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 19, 2008
DVD Release Date: January 20, 2009
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With an animation style that apes Tim Burton, and a slew of cultural references that aren't clear enough to reach the crowds, Igor's patched together antics make it hard to see who the film is trying to please.

Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

I just didn't think there were anywhere close to enough laughs in this movie and that ultimately, as a comedy, is what it's got to deliver.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

A modest do-gooder trying to pretend that its not Cartoonland's most direct attack of the Bush administration.

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Brian Orndorf

Igor has charm but misses a grand opportunity to evoke the world of James Whale when it would rather crib blatantly from Tim Burton.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

It is not visually stimulating.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Igor, like the Frankenstein's monster at the centre of its tired plot, looks like something cobbled together out of used, very used, parts.

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James White
SFX Magazine

There's a lurking feeling that somewhere along the production line, nervous studio types ordered changes to make the movie more commercial.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

But there's not much form to the plot which develops in fits and starts. Nevertheless, those kids that weren't confused appeared to enjoy it, so there you go.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

While much of the banter between the characters is inventive, the plot turns are predictable - complete with a romantic misunderstanding straight out of The Karate Kid (and 20 other films).

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Simon Weaving

Director Anthony Leondis needs to go back to the lab.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Edwards
Now with this premise You'd assume something that would be darkly comedic and probably on the lines of something Tim Burton would make or along the lines… More
Sophie Burgess
An original and entertaining film. Yeah it's not on the same intelligence levels as some Disney/Pixar films but this is extremely underrated. It teaches… More
Dead Angel
Kids & Family? Yes. Comedy? Nope. I didn't it funny at all. But was not boring either.
Emily Armstrong
I am really torn about this movie. Igor is a great story, terrifically funny, very tightly written and peopled with really engaging characters. But the end… More
Phil Hubbs
Good fun film that is really up my alley for the setting but it is a rip on many other film ideas, character wise its abit close to call really haha certain Tim… More
Dean McKenna
This animated film is sort of a riff on the original <i>Frankenstein</i> film, but it adds its own elements to the mix. It is entertaining and has… More