Victor Frankenstein

Synopsis: James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Paul McGuigan
Production: 20th Century Fox
  4 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

You know this story.

The crack of lightning.

A mad genius.

An unholy creation.

The world, of course,

remembers the monster,

not the man.

But sometimes,

when you look closely...

there's more to a tale.

Sometimes the monster

is the man.

I've been with the circus

for as long as I can remember.

Circuses like to think

of themselves as families.

But, of course,

each one has its clown.


I didn't have a name

back then.

I was just "the hunchback".

Or "freak",

if you were being kind.

But the truth is,

I didn't hate them for it.

It's hard to judge cruelty

when you've

never known kindness.

Besides, I always

had someone to look up to.

When I wasn't performing,

I served

as the company's doctor.

I became fascinated by

the science of medicine.

Particularly of human anatomy.

I wanted to understand

everything about...

...this internal universe

that makes us who we are.

The brains, lungs,

bones, muscles.

The heart.

I don't know

why the science of life

captured my imagination.

I think

it just helped me escape.

My God!

You really think you're smart,

don't you, eh? Huh?

A real intellectual.

What an embarrassment

that must be!


You're on!

Little did I know

that on a chilly

London evening...

...I was about to meet the man

who would change

my life forever.

Ladies and gentlemen!

Witness now

the death-defying feats

of our very own

bird in the sky...

The beautiful Lorelei!


Lorelei! Lorelei!

Oh, Lorelei!

She can't breathe!

Previous injuries?

Uh, she broke her arm

a year ago

and her collarbone

sometime before that.

Oh! Oh, my God.


is rebroken,

shoulder's dislocated,

causing pressure on the lungs.

She can't breathe.

What do we do?

Nothing, I'm afraid.

Don't have the tools

to reset the bone.

Do you have a pocket watch?

Give it to me.

I'm not giving you...

Do this now or she dies!

Come on!


That dislocation is

forcing the sternum

to rest at an

untenable angle, yes?

Yes. Ready?


Three, two, one...


There we are.

You saved me.


Thank you.

That was incredible.

Why are you wearing

that silly makeup?

Well, I'm a clown.

You're not a clown,

you're a physician...

...who just performed

a dry surgery

in less than a minute

with nothing to prepare.

Well, I'm a clown physician.

Don't panic,

ladies and gentlemen!

All part of the act!

You're being wasted here.

I'm with the circus, sir.

You're going to

leave the bloody circus.

What's going on?

You're a doctor, then?

On my better days.

Chiswick Cross Hospital

is just up the road.

I can lead your men there now.

Get her out of here sharpish!

Go out the back way.

Don't want her

upsetting the clientele.

Where are they taking

that poor creature?

Sir! Please,

may I know your name?

Ladies and gentlemen!

The Human Cannonball!

Please, no!

You sneaky rat!

You want to leave? I own you!

I've had enough

of these books!

You belong to the circus!

Burn them!

Please, Master Barnaby,

it's my only thing.

No! No!

Get out of there!

Let that be a lesson to you!

Get in there!

You are going nowhere!

Do you know

what's happened to Lorelei?

Romanticizing, are we?

She's probably gonna die,

you know that.

These city doctors

and their dirty hospitals.


What are you doing?

High powered magnet.

Should work. Usually does.

Hold on, sir. You don't know

what he'll do to me.

Don't I?

I can't just leave.

Of course you can.

No, sir, they own me!

You are better than this.

You can be better.

I can get you out,

but you'll have to trust me, understand?


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Max Landis

Max Landis (; born August 3, 1985) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and comic book writer who wrote the films Chronicle (2012), American Ultra (2015), Victor Frankenstein (2015), and Bright (2017), as well as a variety of short films including The Death and Return of Superman and Wrestling Isn't Wrestling. He was an executive producer on the Syfy anthology horror series Channel Zero, as well as creator and showrunner for the American adaptation of Douglas Adams' science fiction detective comedy novel series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency on BBC America, which both premiered in October 2016. more…

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