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Gods and Monsters

HD   R Closed Captioning

Bill Condon

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About the Movie

Ian McKellen delivers a riveting, award-winning performance as Hollywood horror director James Whale. It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only images from his past. When his dour housekeeper, Hannah (Lynn Redgrave), hires a handsome young gardener, Clayton Boone (Brendan Fraser), the flamboyant director and simple yard man develop an unlikely friendship. This powerful and poignant relationship will change their lives forever.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 63
  • Fresh: 60
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 8.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: An engrossing, unusual, imaginatively executed bit of psychological gamesmanship ... – Dennis Harvey, Variety, Jul 12, 2015

Fresh: McKellen, nevertheless, provides plenty of electricity -- even if the monster never quite gets off the table and walks. – Jonathan Lethem,, Sep 14, 2012

Fresh: An example of a reasonably challenging film that doesn't really accomplish what it sets out to do, but is nevertheless thoughtfully-conceived and contains a couple of highly enjoyable performances that keep it afloat. – Paul Tatara,, Jul 12, 2015

Fresh: While Condon may not quite have captured an accurate Whale, he and his cast have brought a memorable creation to life. – Sight and Sound, Jul 12, 2015

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Customer Reviews

Gods and Monsters

Excellent Movie, The Cast is perfection!

Superb Acting!

This movie enthralled me! Extremely Well Done!

Great Movie! Ótimo Filme!

Filme excelente, sensível e uma obra prima do cinema. Recomendo!