Critic Consensus: Brilliantly bizarre and overflowing with ideas, Beetlejuice offers some of Michael Keaton's most deliciously manic work - and creepy, funny fun for the whole family.
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Critic Reviews for Beetlejuice
For sheer off-the-wall audacity, Tim Burton's demented Beetlejuice certainly demands respect, even if it's more enjoyable in concept than in execution.
Betelgeuse doesn't fully emerge until the film is half over, but Michael Keaton makes a strong enough impression in the role to explain why the picture is named after his character.
An overly ambitious special-effects comedy obviously influenced by the success of Ghostbusters.
The film is a dazzling display of director Tim Burton's unique pop culture sensibility.
Much as Joe Dante did in ``Gremlins`` and ``Innerspace,`` Burton delights in creating in live-action format the impossible effects of cartoons and comic strips.
Audience Reviews for Beetlejuice
Entertaining and creative with its hilarious idea of afterlife, Beetlejuice is an early Tim Burton movie that finds a fine balance between horror and comedy, impressing us with an amazing set design and making us laugh out loud with Michael Keaton's loony performance.
Second time through, I think this movie's a classic--I mean, really, how many stories are told from the ghost's point of view? It's got its flaws--the sandworms don't make sense at all--but you'll find a lot of what's best about Burton's movies in this one: irreverence, bright colours, a fine balance of the fantastic and the realistic and Danny Elfman's music. Catherine O'Hara's performance is outstanding, too.
Beetlejuice is peculiar yet fascinating. The film's infectious laughter, obscure thrills and sensational performance from Michael Keaton upholds to this day; making this bizarre piece of entertainment one of Tim Burton's best, if not, the best directorial effort. 4.5/5
|Delia Deetz:||If you don't let me gut out this house and make it my own, I will go insane, and I will take you with me!|
|Charles Deetz:||Yeah, well you know, maybe the house could use a little remodeling. Uh... But, why don't you just leave this room alone, okay?|
|Barbara Maitland:||I'm gonna get her.|
|Barbara Maitland:||We're very unhappy.|
|Juno:||What did you expect, you're dead.|
|Betelgeuse:||Lets turn on the juice and see what shakes loose|
|Betelgeuse:||Let's turn on the juice and see what shakes loose.|
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