Victor Frankenstein

2015 PG-13 1h 50m Blu-ray / DVD

Victor Frankenstein

2015 PG-13 1h 50m Blu-ray / DVD
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Putting a new spin on the classic tale of the reanimated monster, this reimagined version unspools through the perspective of loyal lab assistant Igor and his friendship with erratic genius Dr. Frankenstein.
Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Charles Dance
Paul McGuigan
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.85:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers. PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Victor Frankenstein is an action-oriented update of Mary Shelley's classic novel that focuses largely on the friendship between Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and Igor (Daniel Radcliffe); it has some blood and undeniably scary/horrific images, but it's not really a horror film. Expect plenty of fighting, punching, bashing, and kicking, plus some knives and shooting and monster violence. Some blood is shown, and there are monsters, explosions, and fire; minor characters die. Characters kiss, and a sex act is implied but not shown; there's also some minor sex talk. The main character drinks heavily during one sequence, but it appears to have no lasting effects. Language is infrequent but includes a couple of "s--t"s, as well as "damn," and "oh my God." There's a reference to a minor character being gay.

Sexual Content

Characters kiss while lying on the floor; man is shirtless. Sex is implied. A male character takes a shower; nothing sensitive shown. Mention of human reproductive processes.


Fighting, chasing, punching, kicking. Monster bashes characters against walls; characters impale monster with objects. A monkey-monster is killed with a blunt object; pool of blood on the floor. A man's hand is caught in a machine; there's a grinding noise, and minor blood splatter is shown. Scene of guns and shooting (at monster). Acrobat falls from high up. Emergency bone-setting. Knife-throwing, fire-spitting. Things set on fire. Lightning, explosions. Minor character dies from a knife wound. Character is tied up, gagged, and thrown into the water. Cruel, bullying treatment of a hunchback at a circus. Draining fluid from large cyst. Creepy monster made of animal parts. More creepy lab experiments; trays of organs and guts.


A couple of uses of "s--t," plus "hell," "damn," and "oh my God" (as an exclamation).

Social Behavior

Sometimes demonstrates some of the things that make up a friendship: compromise, communication, sharing, etc.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The main character drinks heavily and frequently for a stretch due to stress and anguish; he appears to be drunk. An unseen character is referred to as a drug addict.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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