When Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man he just created, the monster escapes and later swears revenge.
Release Year: 1994
Rating: 6.3/10 (25,334 voted)
Stars: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter
Dr. Frankenstein creates a simple creature from various body parts. The creature turns into a monster when Dr. Frankenstein rejects him. Sticking close to the original novel, Kenneth Branagh guides us through the story of Frankenstein's quest for knowledge and his creature's search for his "father".
Writers: Mary Shelley, Steph Lady
Robert De Niro
Helena Bonham Carter
Captain Robert Walton
Caroline Beaufort Frankenstein
Release Date: 4 November 1994
Filming Locations: England, UK
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $11,212,889
(6 November 1994)
Did You Know?
After viewing a rough cut, Francis Ford Coppola insisted on cutting the first half hour of the film. When director Kenneth Branagh refused, Coppola publicly denounced the film.
When Professor Waldman is administering cholera vaccinations, and they are struggling with the townsperson, the man is saying, "You're not sticking that in me," but his mouth remains tightly closed.
I am done with man.
Unappreciated Classic! 9/10
I nearly spit out my teeth when I saw how low Frankenstein (94) score was.
This film is quite simply spectacular! It goes in the same category as From
Hell, they are both too sophisticated and beautiful to be JUST horror films.
The cleverness of this film and its sheer radiance must throw some people
off. Robert De Niro is the creature! De Niro gives the foul beast a soul
of his own. De Niro's performance brings out genuine pity, sorrow, and most
importantly, fear. Kenneth Branagh has always added a bit of class to his
films, and his version of Frankenstein is no different. A visually
brilliant triumph as a director.