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2018 2h PG-13
Life and facts of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, who at 16 met 21 year old poet Percy Shelley, resulting in the writing of Frankenstein.
Cast of Mary Shelley
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Mary Jane Clairmont
Dr. John Polidori
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Mary Shelley Reviews
The film, though handsome and well-acted, reduces Mary Shelley's accomplishments; it's almost over by the time "Frankenstein" gets written, with little attention paid to its author's creative spark.
To make boring the revelries of 19th century literati is no mean feat, but it is "Mary Shelley's" chief accomplishment.
San Francisco Chronicle
There's nothing internal about Fanning's performance to suggest that Mary is an artist with something she needs to say and that must be said.
San Diego Reader
As it stands, this monstrously inept creation is more terrifying than any scenario the author conjured up.
Mary Shelley is a dull, tame and disappointingly conventional biopic that almost never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity.
Ironically, this story about the sources of inspiration is empty of just that: inspiration.
The Shelleys are cut from the CW world, or from another bad Douglas Booth-starring literary film, 2013's Romeo and Juliet.
Elle Fanning's performance illuminates this story of passion, imagination, and fierce independence.
J. R. Jones
The movie, which gradually slows to a crawl, could have used a little galvanism itself.
Respectable, but dull and tedious.
Viewers may initially find Fanning's American-girl presence jarring, but she holds her own - and her accent. By the movie's end, her performance has come to seem as authentic as anything else in this perfumed account.
Christian Science Monitor
It's a deeply conventional movie about ragingly unconventional people.
Mary Shelley wants to be a film about artistic creation and female liberation. And, to a degree, it is. But it's so flat and poorly paced that it just feels like a squandered opportunity of monstrous proportions.
Its de-complicated characters and conflicts don't tell us anything about what it meant to live in a time or to make something-only the vague order in which some important things happened, the result like rushed homework.
Los Angeles Times
Celebrates Mary Shelley for the trailblazing woman that she is, but hews far too close to convention to truly represent her life.
The director and her star make their point under the meticulously appointed cover of the film's 18th-century setting, but they make it plainly, cleanly, and with fire.
Don't expect anyone to shout, 'It's alive!' as they depart the theater.
Handsomely produced but as dramatically inert as a high school oral book report, giving audiences the gist of the Frankenstein author's story but never, ironically, bringing her to life.
Nothing about it is inspired, save some of Sturridge's Byronic mood swings.
The New Republic
Elle Fanning as Mary Shelley is the movie's only real grace. She has been given a poor script to inhabit.
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