Victor Frankenstein | Chicago Reader

Victor Frankenstein

In this cartoonish adaptation of Frankenstein, the title character (James McAvoy) is a dandyish lout and the story unfolds from the perspective of his assistant, Igor (Daniel Radcliffe). McAvoy's performance is good for a few laughs, but the doctor never seems capable of sustaining a serious thought, let alone creating life. A lengthy and unnecessary subplot centers on a police detective who has it in for the doctor; by the time Frankenstein succeeds in giving life to his modern Prometheus, the development feels like an afterthought. Paul McGuigan directed a script by Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra).



  • Paul McGuigan


  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • James McAvoy
  • Jessica Brown Findlay
  • Andrew Scott
  • Freddie Fox
  • Charles Dance
  • Daniel Mays
  • Callum Turner
  • Bronson Webb
  • Mark Gatiss


  • John Davis
  • Ira Shuman
  • Derek Dauchy

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