General Information

Glossary: M
Released Year: 2018
Runtime: 120 minutes
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Directors: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Writers: Haifaa Al-Mansour, Emma Jensen
Casts: Elle Fanning, Stephen Dillane, Hugh O'Conor, Tom Sturridge, Douglas Booth, Joanne Froggatt, Maisie Williams, Bel Powley, Ben Hardy, Ciara Charteris, Jack Hickey, Laurence Foster, Derek Riddell
IMDB: Mary Shelley (2017)

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IMDB Rating: 6.4


The Hollywood Reporter - Deborah Young
Mary Shelley is a luscious-looking spectacle, drenched in the colors and visceral sensations of nature, the sensuality of young lovers, the passionate disappointment of loss and betrayal. But above all it is a film about ideas that breaks out of the well-worn mold of period drama (partly, anyway) by reaching deeply into the mind of the extraordinary woman who wrote the Gothic evergreen Frankenstein.
Screen International - Allan Hunter
Mary Shelley is ultimately the story of a woman finding her own voice and asserting her independence and that will be the heart of its appeal.
The Guardian - Benjamin Lee
Shelley’s mistreatment by the literary elite because of her gender is a compelling, uniquely frustrating element and the film deprives us of the suitably grand exploration that it deserves.
The Film Stage - Christopher Schobert
If we spent a little less time on Mary and Percy, and a bit more watching Mary actually create, the result may have been different. Sadly, Mary Shelley is just not alive.
IndieWire - Kate Erbland
For a film that chronicles the rise of a creator obsessed with reanimating the dead, Mary Shelley is utterly lifeless. It contains a sparkling and startlingly raw performance by Elle Fanning, but Haifaa Al-Mansour’s disappointing followup to her remarkable “Wadjda” doesn’t push beyond paint-by-numbers biopic posturing

Mary Shelley (2017)

The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin resulted in the creation of an immortal novel, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.”