Igor Set in a steampunk fantasy world that owes as much to Tim Burton and the Quay Brothers as to James Whale's Frankenstein (1931), this cheeky… Igor Set in a steampunk fantasy world that owes as much to Tim Burton and the Quay Brothers as to James Whale's Frankenstein (1931), this cheeky… 2008-09-19 PG PT87M Animation Comedy Kids and Family Steve Buscemi John Cusack John Cleese Molly Shannon MGM
Movie Review

Igor (2008)

MPAA Rating: PG
Igor | CREATING A MONSTER John Cusak voices the hunchbacked protagonist in Igor
CREATING A MONSTER John Cusak voices the hunchbacked protagonist in Igor
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Sep 19, 2008; Rated: PG; Length: 87 Minutes; Genres: Animation, Comedy, Kids and Family; With: Steve Buscemi and John Cusack; Distributor: MGM

Set in a steampunk fantasy world that owes as much to Tim Burton and the Quay Brothers as to James Whale's Frankenstein (1931), this cheeky CG fable tells the story of a hunchbacked lab assistant (voiced by Cusack) whose dream of mad-scientist stardom hits a snag when his monstrous creation (Shannon) turns out to be a big softie who prefers show tunes to screams of terror. The visuals are a kick; the groan-inducing dialogue isn't. Igor tries to spoof Mary Shelley just as Shrek did the Brothers Grimm, but something tells us this movie's charmless hero won't make an ogre-size impression on kid audiences. Call it a hunch. C

Originally posted Sep 16, 2008 Published in issue #1013 Sep 26, 2008 Order article reprints
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