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
It's an experience, rather than another helping of the same old thing.
Beetlejuice means something good: that imaginative artists can bring a fading genre back from the dead.
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.
Audience Reviews for Beetlejuice
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
Michael Keaton is a raucous and hilarious precursor to Johnny Depp's drunken gay pirate. However, the story of ghosts trying to exorcise the living is top-heavy, taking too long to start, and the zany parts, while visually stylistic, don't really push the narrative along - the dinner dance, Beetlejuice marrying Lydia.
|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.|
|Otho:||You've read my mind! So few clients are up for the experience!|
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