Gothic (1986) is a Ken Russell film that I could have
done entirely without. THe DVD is wretched, and, to me, the story is
incomprehensible. It is supposedly about the night when Mary Shelly
gave birth to the idea for Frankenstein while at the home of Lord
Byron. Basically, the do some drugs, have a seance, tell some ghost
stories, share their nightmares, hallucinate a little, then it is
Myriam Cyr shows her breasts twice.
it was a poor genre effort made worse by the miserable DVD transfer.
- IMDB summary.
IMDb voters rate it 5.0/10, Apollo voters 86/100 (three
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a D+.
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