Frankenweenie Reviews

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
July 20, 2013
Don't be surprised if everyone you know under the age of 13 declares this their new favorite Halloween film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
It ranks among Burton's most personal films, encompassing familiar themes of loneliness, isolation and an insatiable need for love and acceptance.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Matt Neal
The Standard
February 26, 2013
The real audience here is Burton fans (add an extra star to this review if you're a Burton fan).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
January 15, 2013
"Frankenweenie" is not just cute, it's weird. And, I love it.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
January 15, 2013
A bittersweet and delightful bit of animated fare...
Top Critic
Tom Charity
CNN.com
January 7, 2013
Tim Burton's most enjoyable movie in a long time.
Matthew Odam
Austin American-Statesman
January 7, 2013
Tim Burton's Frankenweenie embodies the excitement, innocence, awkwardness and imagination of childhood.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
January 7, 2013
Extended to feature length, the premise doesn't thin out but gains substance and momentum.
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
January 5, 2013
"Frankenweenie" isn't Burton's best work, but it's still a solid outing for the strange, death-obsessed director.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
December 17, 2012
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...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cynthia Fuchs
Time to Play Magazine
December 10, 2012
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.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
November 26, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
November 10, 2012
Maintains the legitimately dark tone of the original short while expanding the narrative in a pleasingly Scissorhands-esque direction.
November 2, 2012
In the very best sense, the film is wall-to-wall eye candy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 2, 2012
'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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Iain Gray
Film4
October 30, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
October 26, 2012
Even though it's not among his best films, I'm just happy that Tim Burton has finally made a movie I can recommend to people again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
October 26, 2012
Frankenweenie is rammed with credible horror references, so this is a great movie for children to see if you want to them to develop a good perspective of film history in years to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
October 25, 2012
Visually captivating and smartly written, Frankenweenie brings Tim Burton's career back from the metaphorical dead.
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
October 25, 2012
I loved this. It is so beautiful and there's almost an innocence to it that Burton achieves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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