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  • Summary: Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The scientists have used Frankenstein's work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitchedToward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The scientists have used Frankenstein's work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades -- Hitler's last ghastly ploy to escape defeat. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Jul 26, 2013
    63
    Frankenstein’s Army is funny and original, with innovative costumes and set designs. It’s sure to please horror fans.
  2. Reviewed by: Kenji Fujishima
    Jul 21, 2013
    63
    The found-footage gimmick mostly comes off as window dressing for what turns out to be yet another mad-scientist-run-amok romp.
  3. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Jul 22, 2013
    60
    Pic’s monotone edges towards monotony by the end of the third act, but as no-budget calling-card features go, Frankenstein’s Army remains a grisly cut above.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Staeger
    Jul 23, 2013
    60
    The film itself works best once most of the soldiers have been dispatched—too often in the first half, the constant running and discharging of firearms proves too similar to watching a first-person-shooter video game.
  5. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jul 28, 2013
    60
    More a filmed haunted house than a movie, the picture is in love with the cobbled-together monsters on offer and will engender similar emotions in many horror buffs.
  6. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Jul 24, 2013
    42
    Frankenstein’s Army is a ludicrous World War II horror flick bogged down by its found-footage gimmick, which is compromised and contradicted so often that it becomes a distraction.
  7. Reviewed by: Diana Drumm
    Jul 25, 2013
    25
    The gore was laughable and the script was blood curdling. Shouldn’t it be the other way around?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Apr 9, 2014
    6
    Frankenstein's Army really isn't that bad of a film but I wouldn't go as far as to say it's a great one. This movie is another one of thoseFrankenstein's Army really isn't that bad of a film but I wouldn't go as far as to say it's a great one. This movie is another one of those found footage movies and the camera used in the movie is clearly a H-16 Reflex 16mm Camera from 1956, it doesn't make much sense for them to have this camera but I'm not going to complain about it.

    The movie starts off slowly but does pick up when they meet the monsters, some of the monster designs look pretty good but others look like the creatures designed for the really old episodes of Doctor Who. When you get half way through this movie it starts to get really good and I seriously enjoyed it, the gore effects also really show towards the ending and some of them look great.

    Overall this isn't a terrible movie but it's not very scary and it has a lot of cliches/predictable moments, I do recommend you watch this movie tho because the ending is awesome and it's very entertaining.
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  2. Jul 31, 2013
    5
    I was certainly pleased to enjoy Frankenstien Army but its toooooooo shallow and slow. But takes a awesome turn that is filler with clichesI was certainly pleased to enjoy Frankenstien Army but its toooooooo shallow and slow. But takes a awesome turn that is filler with cliches but still half and half coffee. The film festives are in place and this movie entered in. FA is tooooo boring in its second half but still pays tribute to the comics and the legend. The ending is soft and bloodcurdling that stops your vains but sadly for the wrong reasons. One time watch would be a so so, but yeah, cool flick with a lot of mistakes. Expand
  3. Dec 18, 2014
    3
    What a stupid movie. Where to begin?... The first thing I hated about this movie is the fact that it's yet another "found footage" piece ofWhat a stupid movie. Where to begin?... The first thing I hated about this movie is the fact that it's yet another "found footage" piece of garbage and worst of all it's set in WW2 and somehow it's all in fantastic vivid colours!.. The next thing that I didn't like in this movie is the stereotypical character who is way too aggressive and out of control. This type of character is what makes these movies excessively bad by making you wish that they would just shut up and go away which distracts you from the movie thereby losing the immersive feeling altogether.
    The movie should have ended with everyone either dying or escaping. Instead, at the end, it drags on and on... rather like this review except I know when to stop.
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  4. Sep 10, 2013
    2
    Trying to review a film like Frankenstein's Army is an arduous task indeed because half of the events that take place in this film are so hardTrying to review a film like Frankenstein's Army is an arduous task indeed because half of the events that take place in this film are so hard to make out that it feels as though you have watched half a film. When a group of Russian soldiers are sent to find and capture Dr Frankenstein, an illusive and sociopathic doctor hidden away in a remote village. However when they arrive they find dangerous creatures inhabit the homes and streets of this sleepy place and getting out alive may prove impossible. The found footage phenomenon has been responsible for some excellent movies from last years Chronicle to Cloverfield but it has also created such colossal tripe as The Devil Inside, Quarantine and this piece of ridiculous rubbish. Built from discarded Dead Snow ideas and inoffensive yet poorly thought out historical satire, Frankenstein's Army isn't interesting at all. It's vision of creating a new kind of horror film is one fostered by a director who sadly thinks he is smarter than he actually is and has apparently been living under a rock for several years. Impossible to watch, especially when things actually start happening because the camera is never stationary for enough time for the events and supposed horrors in the film to really sink in as they are glossed over as the characters (and by association, the cameraman) run for their lives in the opposite direction to the action. The creatures they run from are odd looking and badly imagined Dr Who villains. For a horror film its light on the horror, intrigue and excitement as it doubles down on pretentious historical relevance that makes absolutely no sense. Expand

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