Victor Frankenstein
Victor Frankenstein (2015)

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 25, 2015
DVD Release Date: March 8, 2016
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A re-imagining without the imagining, Victor Frankenstein plays at providing a fresh perspective on an oft-told tale, but ultimately offers little of interest that viewers haven't already seen in superior Frankenstein films.

Cath Clarke
Time Out

What in hell were the makers of this monstrosity thinking?

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

"Victor Frankenstein" goes uphill ... for a bit before plummeting downhill fast.

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Sarah Marrs
Lainey Gossip

It's not weird-that's actually part of the problem-it's just bad.

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Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

McGuigan's visually vivid Victor Frankenstein races to its lightning-storm finish, running over the solid (if not electrifying) acting of McAvoy and Radcliffe.

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Mark Jenkins
NPR

The latest resurrection of Mary Shelley's horror classic has a tech-era vibe that adds to its modest appeal.

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Lisa Twang
The New Paper (Singapore)

Even though you know how the story goes (mad scientist creates monster out of dead body parts, with horrifying consequences), there are some great twists in this version.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

To avoid the accusation that it's an unnecessary remake of an oft-told story, screenwriter Max Landis has reduced Mary Shelly's cautionary tale to a bad comic book, bereft of soul and intelligence.

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Kyle Anderson
Entertainment Weekly

Only Radcliffe escapes unscathed, lending Igor a convincing psychology despite the ham-fistedness of the material. But he's not enough of a reason to resurrect this story again.

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Betsy Sherman
Arts Fuse

It's when the movie widens from this core group of characters that it stumbles fatally.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Monstrously stupid. Despite high production values, very nice costumes and a genuinely good performance by Radcliffe, this creature never should have been… More
Jesse Ortega
I can't believe it's been a week since my last review and the last film I watched, which was this. Some shit did go down, nothing serious in the… More
Dann Michalski
Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy star in Victor Frankenstein, an exciting new adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic work that explores the relationship… More
Chrisanne Chin
Having James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe as the lead actors made all the difference in this latest reboot of Frankenstein. But the best of their acting chops… More
Brendan Nicholls
Severely dull prologue to the creation of Frankenstein. The story line is so boring it makes you wonder why they invested so much money into it. The ending is a… More
Thomas Drufke
It's always unfortunate to watch a film when you know it could have been better and it's ultimately just another film in the end. Victor Frankenstein… More