Gods and Monsters

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20

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  1. DaleC.
    Apr 3, 2001
    9
    I actually thought Fraser did a hell of a job! Ian McKellen was marvelous, though.
  2. PatC.
    Jan 8, 2004
    5
    OK, I watched it. Didn't want to, but was told it was good. Fooled again. OK, some people live this way, and McKellen didn't seem to have any trouble with the role. Since the dialogue interaction was competent, I score it neutral.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Oct 2, 2001
    8
    Staggering!
  4. HaleyA.
    Apr 7, 2008
    10
    Amazing film! Probably one of the best films about alternative lifestyles ever made, and surely one of the most genuine and understanding film dealing with that subject. Ian McKellen is wonderful as James Whale, and, I think, should have won the Oscar that he lost out on. Brendan Fraser delivers one of his best performances, and was sadly overlooked by many critics. This is a very Amazing film! Probably one of the best films about alternative lifestyles ever made, and surely one of the most genuine and understanding film dealing with that subject. Ian McKellen is wonderful as James Whale, and, I think, should have won the Oscar that he lost out on. Brendan Fraser delivers one of his best performances, and was sadly overlooked by many critics. This is a very touching story about two lonely men (a rich, gay, former film director, and a straight, ex-marine, gardener) that form a friendship and help to mend each others wounds, so to speak. If you haven't seen this film, give it a look. It's a beautiful work of art that has gone somewhat unnoticed. Expand
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Kevin Maynard
    90
    A profoundly moving human drama, a quasi love story about two lost men who form an unlikely friendship.
  2. 90
    In a performance of enormous complexity and nuance, emotions seem to race across McKellen's face like hurrying clouds.
  3. 75
    Gods and Monsters is not a deep or powerful film, but it is a good-hearted one.