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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Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)

Look for your esprit de corpse elsewhere.

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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

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

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Allyson Johnson
The Mary Sue

It's just not a very good movie, and much of the time, it seems like a colossal waste of McAvoy's considerable talents.

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James Berardinelli

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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José Arce

Comedy, tragedy, horror, fantasy, romance... all of this is part of Victor Frankenstein, and yet it feels like it lacks all of that. That's bad. [Full review in Spanish]

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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
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
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
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
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
Philip Price
The first thing that took me by surprise concerning Victor Frankenstein was it's soundtrack. Of course, it could have been any number of things-the… More