...is a complex psychological tale of terror, or a revisionist Gothic romance, or, at any rate, something serious.
You won't easily forget the wriggling, symbolic eel or the buckets of blood poured on the stairs, and there's even a touch of Gothic camp in Glenn Close's scarlet madam. Overall, worth giving a second chance.
...the movie is as visually intimate as a Bergman film, and avoids most of the cliches suggested by the material.
For most of the movie, Jekyll and Hyde engage in windy Freudian dialectics about civilization and desire, the imprisonment of the soul, and so forth.