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1 h 27 min200416+
When a detective begins investigating a series of horrific murders, she is lead to a mad doctor who has sustained his creature and himself for over 200 years through genetic experimentation.
Marcus Nispel
Parker PoseyAdam GoldbergVincent Perez
Science FictionSuspenseHorror
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Thomas KretschmannMichael Madsen
Martin ScorseseMarcus Nispel
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3.7 out of 5 stars

66 global ratings

  1. 44% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 20% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 15% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 6% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 15% of reviews have 1 stars
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Paul BartlettReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 January 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good ideas and bad acting
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Considering what most 'Frankenstein' movies are like, this one (originally a TV pilot) could actually have been very good. The idea of a monster stealing human parts has been done before but this time it's woven into a larger situation; if this had been picked up as a series, it could have gone down a number of interesting paths. As much as I loved the original X-Files, it generally wasn't an overtly intelligent show whereas 'Frankenstein' tried to tackle a number of interesting themes like spirituality, freewill and what it takes to be a person.

Unfortunately, Parker Posey is terrible in her role. In recent years she has shown that she can be a fantastic actress, but she has always been capable of bad acting too (eg 'Superman Returns'). Another reviewer pointed out a scene where she holds and fires a shotgun - she handles it like it's a ticking bomb. Hilarious! Adam Goldberg is another odd choice for this but he handles his character a little better. Furthermore, the writing is generally good but there's a few awkward scenes - note to writers: people who've just been attacked don't usually use phrases like 'find your bliss' :)

If you feel like you can overlook these bad elements, 'Frankenstein' is an intriguing watch for fans of horror, sci-fi and writers who want to see how to (and not to) introduce adult themes in an accessible way.
Joe shamrockReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 October 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
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I really enjoyed this Frankenstein series but I'm no film or TV pundit,it definitely had a similar look and feel as that great movie "seven" with Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey
Kiriyama77Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 January 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
An entertaining curiousity
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Where to begin? First off I did like the movie as a whole - there were just too many parts that irritated me for me to give this 5 stars. I liked Frankenstein's monster, Ducalcian (or something like that) and seeing what Dr Frankenstein was up to these days was fun.
The problem was the rest of the cast. While they all gave good enough performances I just didn't like Parker Posey as the 'tough' female detective (it got ridiculously unbelievable when one scene required her to run with a heavy shotgun and it really looked out of place in her hands, even when she shot it she just didn't seem like she could handle it, even though she was literally handling it right in front of me) and I started to hate her sarcastic, dry witted partner which was unusual because I normally love those kinds of characters. The main 'bad guy' Michael Madson, I've seen in several other movies and I don't think I've ever seen him act any differently, regardless of who he is playing.
Because this was meant to be a pilot for a tv show, it doesn't have the budget effects of a movie and it would probably have been a B movie anyway, but it's still good and the atmosphere of the movie is good throughout.
If you can get it cheap, it's certainly worth a look but if you're a hardcore fan of the books, probably best to steer clear. I read the books after watching this and the books are far superior in terms of quality story telling and character development.
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kingkearneyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 October 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not the worst Frankenstein Film.
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An interesting take on the classic Frankenstein story.
RichardReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 August 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
Need the right formatted equiptment
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Brilliant film, shame I could not play it on my equipment.
ian soleyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 July 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Subtitles out of sequence
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Read the books by Dean koontz they are very good , poor film.
E. FarmerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 February 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
dull and dingey
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i couldnt make it past 30 minutes of this film (30 minutes of it felt like an hour). Slow and boring. they made a great effort into making all the sets look like hovels, even the cops house! The acting is poor. there is absolutely nothing good i can say about this film. terrible
jimmyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 January 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
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recived with thanks do you know if there making any more as this film finishes half way through the first book?
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