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Beetlejuice Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 14, 2003
Burton's breakthrough film. Marred by boring leads.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
[The] actors, not surprisingly, are limited by the stupidity of their material.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
This comic spook tale borrows a page from the Topper storyline, but does it with imaginative fun and style.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
February 6, 2003
Tim Burton's freshest work, and perhaps the purest embodiment of his funky world view. Count the number of people whose careers were made here; that's no fluke.
| Original Score: 4/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
December 19, 2002
An excellent, twisted, funny film back when Burton didn't get in the way of his own filmmaking.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
One of Tim Burton's earliest works, and quite possibly his best, when his eager energy wasn't completely swamped by his self-indulgence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
One of the all-time great ghost movies, and certainly the funniest.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
Coasts by like a rocket, thanks to Keaton's inspired performance and Burton's dark-carnival lunacy.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is all anticlimax once we realize it's going to be about gimmicks, not characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The joy of Beetlejuice is its completely bizarre -- but perfectly realized -- view of the world.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Not since Ghostbusters have the spirits been so uplifting.
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
Burton makes good use of all the possibilities offered by the plot and gives us some wildly original creatures, most notably Michael Keaton as the terrible Beetlejuice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
[A] tournee of mediocre special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: -1 out of -4..+4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 5, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 7, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
October 17, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 13, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 5, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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