Depraved

critic Reviews

89% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score89%
  • A thrillingly effective update on a classic story, Depraved jolts a familiar monster back to life with a potent blend of timely themes and old-school chills.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Josh GollerSpectrum Culture
    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.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    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.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Kathy FennessySeattle Film Blog
    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.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Joey MagidsonHollywood News
    All the ingredients are here for something terrific. It just doesn't fully translate into a successful movie.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Koda KazarTAY
    Depraved is a flawed, yet invigorating spin on the Frankenstein mythos
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Debbie Lynn EliasBehind The Lens
    [Larry] Fessenden delivers not only the most thought-provoking and intellectually stimulating film of his storied career, but the most visually and emotionally expressive.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    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.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Kimber MyersLos Angeles Times
    "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.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    [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.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Michael GingoldRue Morgue Magazine
    Moving and frightening and exciting in its intelligence, DEPRAVED is another standout in Fessenden's filmography.
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