Indyfreak - wrote on 08/22/16
This new take on the classic horror story is just a dreary and slow attempt at cashing in on the popularity of the Sherlock Holmes movies with Robert Downey Jr. It would only be considered a smart move if they made the film five years ago when those were still fresh in everyone's minds. I remember the trailers for this using the same damn trailer music. While McAvoy and Radcliffe try their best, the movie is often lacking in action and fun. In fact there are some genuinely depressing and uncomfortable moments in the story which is supposed to be a quirky buddy flick. The last twenty minutes is when the cool stuff happens. Reminds me of watching the Lone Ranger and this is a worse film but at least Victor Frankestein is an hour shorter.