Beetlejuice Reviews

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Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Early Tim Burton is creepy, dark fun for tweens and teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
November 3, 2008
With its sophisticated yet accessible blend of comedy and the macabre, I knew Beetlejuice was likely to be one of those films I would never tire of. But a classic? It's been 20 years. I'm willing to throw that blue ribbon on it.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 29, 2008
Quite possibly the most bizarre and flat-out surreal effort of Tim Burton's career...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
October 9, 2008
Tim Burton's imagination jumped into the saddle and held onto the bridle with Beetlejuice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 7, 2008
...weird and unorthadox and innovative and clever, but the main thing is that it's funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 4, 2008
The character of Beetlejuice is hazy because the writers can never decide if he's a villain or an anti-hero...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 11, 2008
One of [Burton's] flat-out funniest films, with Michael Keaton giving a performance for the ages.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
August 22, 2008
Beetlejuice means something good: that imaginative artists can bring a fading genre back from the dead.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 22, 2008
A surreal, demented delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Film4
August 22, 2008
A minor classic.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 18, 2008
Darkly humorous and visually inventive, Burton's second film, which deservedly won the Makeup Oscar, fulfilled the promise he showed in his debut, launching a brilliant career with Batman and other original movies, many of which starring Johnny Depp.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Variety Staff
Variety
August 8, 2008
Luckily, Keaton pops up from his grave to liven things up when the antics pitting the good ghosts against the intruders become a trite cat & mouse game.
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
June 1, 2007
Very clever black comedy full of great characters and situations.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Some of the most surprisingly enjoyable viewing in years.
Keith Breese
Filmcritic.com
March 30, 2005
a vehicle perfectly tailored for Burton's peculiar eye
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 8, 2004
funny and completely twisted
| Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 7, 2004
An appealing mess.
Clint Morris
Moviehole
November 18, 2003
The Movie with it all!
| Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 31, 2003
Leave it to Tim Burton, with his affinity for the misunderstood monster, to be as sweet as he is funny, and not terribly scary, though that's part of his point...
Fred Topel
About.com
August 15, 2003
Brilliant dark comedy
| Original Score: 4/5
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