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It ranks among Burton's most personal films, encompassing familiar themes of loneliness, isolation and an insatiable need for love and acceptance.
| Original Score: A-
... a padded short story that didn't require embellishment... looks very weak directly compared to the sheer brilliance of the similarly themed ParaNorman.
| Original Score: 1.5/4.0
The real audience here is Burton fans (add an extra star to this review if you're a Burton fan).
| Original Score: 3/5
Something of a return to form for Tim Burton, Frankenweenie plays like a Greatest Hits by way of his early work.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
A remake of not one Tim Burton movie, but all of them.
| Original Score: 2/4
Actively frustrating and a tedious experience to endure.
| Original Score: 1/5
"Frankenweenie" is not just cute, it's weird. And, I love it.
A bittersweet and delightful bit of animated fare...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Burton's most enjoyable movie in a long time.
Compared to the shorter and more to the point original, the expanded Frankenweenie is padded and less focused, meandering from a simple path of what was a clever parody/homage.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Tim Burton's Frankenweenie embodies the excitement, innocence, awkwardness and imagination of childhood.
| Original Score: B+
Extended to feature length, the premise doesn't thin out but gains substance and momentum.
"Frankenweenie" isn't Burton's best work, but it's still a solid outing for the strange, death-obsessed director.
| Original Score: 7/10
Disney should've had more faith in this premise back in 1984, when it mattered, instead of shocking it back to a bigger life now...
Victor's relationship with Sparky is lovely, even when the revivified dog corpse is stitched together with thick black thread and his tail or ear falls off.
While not a true original in its own right, and therefore not a classic, it is still classic Burton with his creepy, kooky trademarks, so we'll take it.
| Original Score: B
Maintains the legitimately dark tone of the original short while expanding the narrative in a pleasingly Scissorhands-esque direction.
In the very best sense, the film is wall-to-wall eye candy.
'Frankenweenie' is far from his best, but it is a timely reassurance that the old Tim Burton still exists and may be able to work his black magic again.
| Original Score: 3/4
Beautiful, technically astonishing animation and the emotional whack of a lightning bolt cannot quite hide the stitches holding together a paucity of ideas and humour.