I, Frankenstein 2014

Critics score:
3 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Nicolas Rapold, New York Times: There are some clean, comic-book compositions and neat architectural interlacing, but the blinkered screenplay and indifferent performances fail to lift the eschatology and self-searching off the page. Read more

Andrew Barker, Variety: Long on talk and incoherent action, devoid of humor, this listless supernatural actioner surely has Mary Shelley turning in her grave. Read more

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club: If the film is made with the understanding that campiness needs to be straight-faced to be funny, then are its "unintentional" laughs really that unintentional? Read more

Tom Russo, Boston Globe: Stitches up Aaron Eckhart's chiseled face like a baseball cover, sticks him in a hoodie, and promptly crashes, thanks to a complete inability to resist awful, overdone dialogue and faux-lofty exposition. Read more

Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader: This novel premise quickly gives way to lots of chaotic action, though there are numerous incidental pleasures throughout. Read more

Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly: Yvonne Strahovski makes for one of the least believable big screen scientists since Denise Richards' infamous turn as Dr. Christmas Jones. Read more

Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter: Mainly notable for the fact that its titular character, as played by Aaron Eckhart, is really, really ripped. If People magazine had existed in the 19th century, he surely would have been feted as the sexiest undead man alive. Read more

Rafer Guzman, Newsday: What the film doesn't have is a sense of humor. Read more

David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer: The special effects are pretty good and the fight scenes are adequate. But the film loses steam in the fourth act ... Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: It's no fun. Everyone takes this way too seriously. Read more

Linda Barnard, Toronto Star: The real man-made monster in I, Frankenstein is the film itself, a ridiculous good-versus-evil story enrobed in a pastiche of religious symbolism and stodgy mythology and set in a world created in a computer special effects lab. Read more

Alonso Duralde, TheWrap: Incoherent, ugly and lacking in any kind of flash or dazzle. Read more

Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice: It doesn't come close to working, but it's sweet that they tried. Read more

David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture: Eckhart plays Frankenstein's monster in a monotonous, teeth-gritting mode, as if someone had one gun on him and another on his family. Read more