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  • Summary: Igor tells the story of one Igor who's sick of being a lowly lab assistant with a Yes Master's degree and dreams of becoming a scientist. When his cruel master kicks the bucket a week before the annual Evil Science Fair, Igor finally gets his chance. (MGM)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. 90
    This is what "Nightmare" fans have been waiting fifteen years for.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    75
    Much of it will probably go right over the heads of kids who aren't familiar with classic movies or the naughtiness of Eddie Izzard.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    63
    If Mel Brooks were to team up with Tim Burton, the result might be something like the loony and colorfully tantalizing animated film Igor.
  4. In style and tone, Igor seems more like a short from the adult-oriented "Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation."
  5. Too bad Igor didn't jolt the film to life with his Frankenstein shenanigans.
  6. 38
    You can't blame John Cusack for jumping at the chance to play Igor.
  7. Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    0
    So bad it's scary.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24
  1. ChadM.
    Sep 15, 2008
    10
    I was forced to go to this as a favor to a co-worker who was given preview tickets and didn't want to go alone. Pleasantly suprised.. I was forced to go to this as a favor to a co-worker who was given preview tickets and didn't want to go alone. Pleasantly suprised.. laughing so loudly that it got awkward! This is a funny one! Expand
  2. MikeT.
    Sep 18, 2008
    10
    Great movie...very funny w/ good animation.
  3. Jan 17, 2011
    10
    Great, yet unfortunately, underrated film. Good laughs, voice talent, art, it was creative, and in all: Thoroughly enjoyable.
  4. ChadS.
    Sep 20, 2008
    7
    In the tradition of Valerie Martin's 1990 Nebula-award-winning novel "Mary Reilly"(later adapted to the screen by Stephen Frears), an In the tradition of Valerie Martin's 1990 Nebula-award-winning novel "Mary Reilly"(later adapted to the screen by Stephen Frears), an igor, like the nameless servant in Robert Louis Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", gets to be the protagonist of his own narrative, stepping out, at long last, from being stereotyped, a stock character usually in possession of a low I.Q., who was first seen in James Whale's original "Frankenstein"(there is no mention of Igor in the 1817 Mary Shelley novella). The mad scientist, even in Mel Brooks' parodic "Young Frankenstein", is portrayed as the smartest man in the castle; but "Igor", in the film's most clever conceit, reimagines these mental giants as idiots(Dr. Glickenstein, voiced by John Cleese) and plagiarists(Dr. Schadenfreude, voiced by Eddie Izzard). This igor is like the Will Hunting of igors; he may possess a hump, but he's "wicked smaht", stuck in a malevolent world of chowderheads. Being that there are no igors of the fairer sex, and since he's straight, when Igor(John Cusack) plays God, he creates woman. He creates Kirstie Alley, but this former lab-assistant calls her Eva(Molly Shannon). His monster is an actress; a not-so-inside joke about how all female thespians have the potential to be divas. While "Igor" works as an old-school Hollywood picture about the entertainment biz, like most 3D-animated films not made by Pixar, however, the filmic elements are too post-modernist by half; in other words, too many pop culture references spoil the soup. When the showtunes kick in, it's like watching Tim Burton's take on "Moulin Rouge". But give "Igor" some credit for being insightful about how popular film, historically, and to this day, has a tendency to misrepresent people of all persuasions, in particular, this class of igors. Igor doesn't walk, or talk, the way he's supposed to; the way we're pre-conditioned to accept his kind, as servants, as people on the margins. See what the film is getting at? Expand
  5. JayH.
    Jan 18, 2009
    6
    Entertaining, amusing and creative, great score, fine script and enjoyable animation. Good voice overs. Curiously though it's not very Entertaining, amusing and creative, great score, fine script and enjoyable animation. Good voice overs. Curiously though it's not very memorable. Expand
  6. Dec 23, 2011
    3
    I want to like it so much, but it wasn't funny and its computer animation let me down and it had a hit and miss premise that let me down andI want to like it so much, but it wasn't funny and its computer animation let me down and it had a hit and miss premise that let me down and the voice performances were boring. I give this movie 27%. Expand
  7. RobertA.
    Feb 24, 2009
    0
    This movie was really awful. We have movie night every Saturday for the whole family and this doesn't make the grade. We watched about This movie was really awful. We have movie night every Saturday for the whole family and this doesn't make the grade. We watched about 1/2 of the movie and shut it off based on everyone's vote. Thumbs down. Expand

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