Beetlejuice Reviews

October 25, 2018
The story almost comes off the rails, but Beetlejuice's charm lies more in the execution. The movie is crammed with visual invention and snappy comedy.
April 5, 2018
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.
March 30, 2018
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.
March 30, 2018
An overly ambitious special-effects comedy obviously influenced by the success of Ghostbusters.
March 29, 2018
The film is a dazzling display of director Tim Burton's unique pop culture sensibility.
March 29, 2018
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.
March 30, 2017
It's an experience, rather than another helping of the same old thing.
August 22, 2008
Beetlejuice means something good: that imaginative artists can bring a fading genre back from the dead.
August 8, 2008
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.
January 26, 2006
Some of the most surprisingly enjoyable viewing in years.
July 7, 2005
August 7, 2004
An appealing mess.
May 20, 2003
[The] actors, not surprisingly, are limited by the stupidity of their material.
January 1, 2000
The joy of Beetlejuice is its completely bizarre -- but perfectly realized -- view of the world.
January 1, 2000
Not since Ghostbusters have the spirits been so uplifting.
January 1, 2000
The movie is all anticlimax once we realize it's going to be about gimmicks, not characters.