Depraved Reviews

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September 19, 2019
Improbably, Fessenden takes material that hews closely to Mary Shelley's classic and breathes new life into it, making a compelling, if a bit warmed-over monster movie.
September 18, 2019
A heartfelt, deftly mature 21st-century reimagining of author Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, indie auteur Larry Fessenden's Depraved is a movingly emotional monster movie that packs a pretty mean punch.
September 17, 2019
The writer-director-producer's interest in father-son relationships isn't, I don't think, merely theoretical. If Depraved is a lesser work in his canon, it adds to a larger conversation around his abiding interest in this area.
September 14, 2019
All the ingredients are here for something terrific. It just doesn't fully translate into a successful movie.
September 14, 2019
Depraved is a flawed, yet invigorating spin on the Frankenstein mythos
September 14, 2019
[Larry] Fessenden delivers not only the most thought-provoking and intellectually stimulating film of his storied career, but the most visually and emotionally expressive.
September 13, 2019
Depraved may not take you anywhere that you haven't been before, but it might leave you with a renewed appreciation for Shelley's mythic story.
September 13, 2019
"Depraved" is smart in its commentary on everything from the evils of the pharmaceuticals industry to the terrors of PTSD, but there's real heart and empathy here too.
September 13, 2019
[A] film that is serious but not pretentious, working best when it stays in the laboratory. It will be welcomed by the director's fans, and may expand that number somewhat in its limited theatrical release.
September 13, 2019
Moving and frightening and exciting in its intelligence, DEPRAVED is another standout in Fessenden's filmography.
September 12, 2019
The film moves Mary Shelley's story two centuries into the future, and all it's got to add is that the guys who robbed graves and played god would, if they were alive today, be immature jerks.
September 12, 2019
It puts a punctuation mark on the mythos and epic that Mary Shelley conjured up, and on which Mr. Fessenden puts such a delightfully gritty, sometimes gruesome spin.
September 12, 2019
It's a movie that sticks with you well after it has concluded, leaving you to ponder all the real life horrors that overshadow the terror of resurrecting the dead.
September 12, 2019
Slow, obvious, talky and drawn-out.
September 12, 2019
"Depraved" has its dramatic and humanistic points, and visually, it tries for something abstract at times. There's just no fear factor here.
September 12, 2019
The classic movie monster comes to life with a modern spin that makes him matter ... again.
September 12, 2019
The movie has an unexpected poignancy: At the end of the day, it seems, all a monster really wants is a girl of his own.
September 11, 2019
He tackles the myth, as well as a culture of greed and toxic masculinity, with his latest, Depraved.
September 11, 2019
The most socially aware maker of horror movies hits a home run with this update of the Frankenstein saga.
September 11, 2019
Fessenden gives us one of the most vulnerable manifestations of Frankenstein leaving the depravity to mankind which is far more frightening than any monster ever created.
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