Lisa Frankenstein

critic Reviews

, 51% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • An affectionate callback to classic horror comedies of the '80s, Lisa Frankenstein can be fun in its own right despite not quite measuring up to the movies it imitates.
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    Jenny NulfAustin Chronicle
    ... a serviceable, fun goth romp.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    Lisa Frankenstein is a bad Tim Burton movie with two unlikable main characters.
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    Donald ClarkeIrish Times
    Just about fun enough to sustain 101 clattering, dusty, dimly lit minutes. Reviews will be mixed. But it has every chance of being resurrected as a cult classic.
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    Mark KermodeKermode and Mayo's Take (YouTube)
    Like the creature at the center of it, this starts out creaky... but then, again, like the creature at the center of it, it proceeds to find its feet and indeed its voice.
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    Anton BitelSight & Sound
    Like Karyn Kusama’s Jennifer’s Body (2009), also scripted by Diablo Cody, Lisa Frankenstein disinters a murderous monstrousness from female adolescence, empowerment and eros, while gradually reaffirming the (step)sisterhood.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    If the central character isn’t consistent or at least credible, what chance does the rest of this sloppily paced, tacked-together mess have?
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    Jared MobarakHey, Have You Seen ...?
    The pacing isn't quite right and the whole drags in more than one section, but I really enjoyed the main cast and what they're doing within that often janky structure.
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    Tim MillerCape Cod Wave Magazine
    Over the top and painfully unfunny, it makes Madame Web seem like Madame Bovary.

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    Mattie LucasFrom the Front Row
    A sly and subversive candy-colored fantasy that plays like the fevered romantic ramblings of a disaffected teenager's diary.
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    Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    Because it’s set in 1989, it also attempts a John Hughes vibe, although the movie is so inept at recreating that era that it might as well be taking place in the same year as, say, All Quiet on the Western Front or Quest for Fire.
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