Franklyn Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 13025

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 14

Theatrical Release Date: 11/01/2009

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Gerald McMorrow

Actors: Eva Green, Ryan Phillippe, Sam Riley, Bernard Hill, James Faulkner, Stephen Walters

Plot: Follows two parallel worlds. The main character in one world is demented and violent and itching to get revenge; the other world is sad and bleak but when the two worlds meet you will understand. -- Josh C

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"Franklyn" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 08/17/2017

As a lone vigilante stalks the streets of Meanwhile City in search of the murderous leader of a cult, three damaged and lonely souls struggle to find meaning to their lives in contemporary London.

Franklyn can best be described as a psychological thriller dressed in the trappings of Gothic fantasy. The – initially at least – two stories are told in tandem but it is of course the visually appealing scenes in the gloomy alternate reality that are the most intriguing. The world Gerald McMorrow has created is essentially a steampunk version of The Matrix and also has a lot of similarities to its forerunner Dark City. The nice production design has a Tim Burton’s Gotham-like foreboding and Ryan Phillipe’s masked anti-hero is a charismatic figure. The modern scenes are a little less …


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Powerful but not enough

Zeljka - wrote on 04/29/2012

Two different stories that slowly become one, and once realization hits you, you'll feel quite a gloomy sadness. The visuals of the movie were awesome, and the moral of the story - without proper, non-exploitative guidance we are all lost souls (my opinion though) - is a good one, and very well implemented. The character of Emilia was, honestly, very annoying and I do not think that the relationship with her would be anything but doomed to self-destruction of all involved. The other characters were really interesting, the father's implacable hope to find and save his son by faith alone, Milo's sorrowful way of coping with the grief, and well, the main character's delusion and forfeiture of any faith at all. However, I can't give it better rating. The story was really powerful when you …

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