Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein the Movie

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Branagh turns from Shakespeare to another form of literary classic with his operatic (and loose) adaptation of the Shelley novel. He also plays Victor, the overwrought medical student who decides that death can be vanquished and sets out to prove his theories by making a man. De Niro is sufficently grisly (though lacking in pathos) as the reanimated corpse with Bonham Carter alternately suffering and excitable as Victor's fiancee Elizabeth. Visually arresting--particularly the Creature's birth scene--pic doesn't engender audience sympathy for the characters' trials and final fates.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 123 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Classic Horror, Frankenstein, Books to Film: Mary Shelley, Making Friends, Mad Scientists, Special FX Extravaganzas, Special FX Extravaganzas: Make-Up, Hearts!
Frank Darabont, Steph Lady
Kenneth Branagh, Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hulce, Aidan Quinn, John Cleese, Ian Holm, Richard Briers, Robert Hardy, Cherie Lunghi, Celia Imrie, Trevyn McDowell
Roger Pratt
Kenneth Branagh
Patrick Doyle
Francis Ford Coppola, James V. Hart, John Patrick Veitch, Fred Fuchs, American Zoetrope, Tri-Star Pictures

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