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Beetlejuice Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is all anticlimax once we realize it's going to be about gimmicks, not characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
[A] tournee of mediocre special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: -1 out of -4..+4
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
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
August 15, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
October 17, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
[The] actors, not surprisingly, are limited by the stupidity of their material.
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
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
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
One of Tim Burton's earliest works, and quite possibly his best, when his eager energy wasn't completely swamped by his self-indulgence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
Coasts by like a rocket, thanks to Keaton's inspired performance and Burton's dark-carnival lunacy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
November 18, 2003
The Movie with it all!
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
February 6, 2003
Tim Burton's freshest work, and perhaps the purest embodiment of his funky world view. Count the number of people whose careers were made here; that's no fluke.
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 5, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 7, 2004
An appealing mess.
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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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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
One of the all-time great ghost movies, and certainly the funniest.
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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