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½ October 20, 2016
Roald Dahl's morbid, bitterwseet classic, Tim Burton's colorful, imaginative visual aesthetic, and Johnny Depp's best Michael Jackson impression were destined to meet.
October 18, 2016
Even better than the original film
October 18, 2016
Good, but choose the original.
½ October 8, 2016
A great feel good film with a stellar cast that includes Depp, Lee and Carter all in great roles. The songs are great and the jokes are funny one of Depps best roles for sure. It has a good lesson of morals and themes of family, loyalty and respect. A film for kids and adults.
½ September 30, 2016
Tim Burton, how dare you.
½ September 28, 2016
This is Really Delicious Like chocolate
September 13, 2016
Take a moment to pretend the 1971 version didn't exist. Putting aside my bias, look at this movie on its own. It's a beautiful sight to see, given the amount of detail that was put into it. The actors clearly give it their all to portray their characters in their own ways that reflect who they are. Compared to Gene Wilder's performance, Depp is vastly different but in the best ways. It's a fresh performance that leaves many feeling uncomfortably giggly in a good way. This is a movie Burton did right, a movie that's gonna stick in people's heads for a long time. Is it different than the original? Yeah, but that's not bad. They're both perfect films in different ways, telling the story in two distinctive but brilliant ways. Look at it on its own and its a perfect adaptation. Look at it side by side, and its still an admirable movie.
½ September 8, 2016
A sweet story surrounded by the taste of sweet protagonists.
September 6, 2016
Poor, oddly grim reimagining of the classic book/1971 film
½ September 5, 2016
Tim Burton stab at adapting the classic Roald Dahl book is overproduced and largely flat. The omission of Gene Wilder's classic "You get nothing!" freak out from the original film is unforgivable. Johnny Depp's Wonka is creepy in a real off-putting way. My suggestion for a better Wonka: Jeff Goldblum.
Super Reviewer
½ September 3, 2016
I respect the fact that Burton was trying to make something much closer to Dahl's novel than the 70s adaptation but he gets lost in the visuals and Depp's misguided weirdness. Also, the attempt to give Wonka a backstory (especially one as lame as this) was a critical error.
½ September 1, 2016
it's harmless, mostly.
August 29, 2016
Horribly lame remake. Never should;ve been made. Depp at his most annoying. Awful choice to use Wacko Pervo Jacko as the source for his Wonka.
August 26, 2016
A Tim Burton masterpiece. A unique idea crazily put together by Master Burton. And the script - that was just awesome. And the acting - Johnny Depp is the best.
This movie is artwork.
½ August 20, 2016
While missing some of the charm of the original, this film shows the flaws in each child better and has a better ending. Though the music isn't as memorable than the 1971 film.
August 14, 2016
Not bad but not as good as the original.
½ August 6, 2016
Tim Burton's rendition of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is much darker, less sweet, and very satisfying. This material plays to its directors strengths.
August 6, 2016
Really poor attempt at the classic novel. I appreciate the change on the adaptation, Tim Burton really took chances to make the story his own with his own visual style. It didnt really work for me and seriously lacked the charm of the original.
August 5, 2016
An absolute disgrace to the original. Depp isn't even close to mastering Willy Wonka as Gene Wilder did. Horrible film. If you want to watch Willy Wonka and enjoy a lifetime supply of chocolate, watch the original movie.
½ July 31, 2016
Very stylish take on the story! Also great performance!
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