Bride of Frankenstein 1935

Critics score:
100 / 100

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Frank S. Nugent, New York Times: Another astonishing chapter in the career of the Monster. Read more

Don Druker, Chicago Reader: Whale added an element of playful sexuality to this version, casting the proceedings in a bizarre visual framework that makes this film a good deal more surreal than the original. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Seen today, Whale's masterpiece is more surprising than when it was made because today's audiences are more alert to its buried hints of homosexuality, necrophilia and sacrilege. But you don't have to deconstruct it to enjoy it. Read more

Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle: The Bride of Frankenstein has an in-your- face audacity that hasn't dimmed all that much after 63 years. Read more

TIME Magazine: Screenwriters Hurlbut & Balderston and Director James Whale have given it the macabre intensity proper to all good horror pieces, but have substituted a queer kind of mechanistic pathos for the sheer evil that was Frankenstein. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: Whale's most perfectly realised movie, a delight from start to finish. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Karloff manages to invest the character with some subtleties of emotion that are surprisingly real and touching. Read more