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
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
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
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.
September 10, 2019
Though it's still likely to be too quirky for some viewers' tastes, it's a triumphant piece of outsider cinema which will sear itself onto the consciousness like Promethean fire.
September 9, 2019
Larry Fessenden diagnoses the rot of our era through the shifting personalities and power dynamics of solipsistic men.
September 8, 2019
I prefer Boris in the role of the monster, but Alex will do just fine.
August 9, 2019
With some satisfying nods to the classic, Depraved is a modern sensitve take on what it means to be human.
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