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
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.
[The] actors, not surprisingly, are limited by the stupidity of their material.
Audience Reviews for Beetlejuice
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.
Beetlejuice was met with mixed response upon release and is now rightfully a classic to the horror comedy genre. And of course, Tim Burton's overlooked talent at the time was like the unrecognisable talent of Led Zeppelin in the sixties and seventies, the world wasn't ready for them yet, the world wasn't ready for Tim Burton back at the time to bring weirdness to a whole new level in cinema.
|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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