Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Reviews

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September 11, 2006
A funny and sweet adventure for kids and parents, thanks to Burton's ability to stir the imagination and tell a sweepingly charming story.
May 12, 2006
Soft-spoken, eccentric and just a little sadistic at times, Depp makes for an all-original Wonka, and not a rehash of Wilder's infamous work.
May 12, 2006
As the star who's framed in the center of nearly every shot he's in, Depp is a constantly surprising Willy Wonka.
January 17, 2006
Finally a worthy, excellent remake.
December 31, 2005
[Tim Burton] commands his environments with such exacting precision that one can't help but lose oneself in the intricate layers of sets and costumes.
December 6, 2005
Witty, wonderful and wildly imaginative, Burton's first proper 'family movie' since Pee-Wee's Big Adventure delivers a sugar rush that'll last for days.
December 6, 2005
In its combination of fidelity to its source and wacky visual ideas, Burton's take is a triumph of common sense and imagination -- exactly the qualities for which we admire children.
December 6, 2005
Fun and creepy.
November 11, 2005
Beautiful art direction, creative special effects and great performances make the movie just as sweet as any Wonka treat.
November 8, 2005
Even if it's not wholly faithful, this incarnation does the book justice and certainly outshines the 1971 musical.
November 6, 2005
If Charlie is upstaged by the factory, then the factory itself gets upstaged by Willy Wonka
November 3, 2005
Pure imagination is what will propel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a classic. Everything's irresistible, magical, and oh-so scrumdiddlyumptious.
October 31, 2005
Instead of destroying a "classic," as many people feared, Burton has completely reinvented and reinvigorated it, creating something terrific and timeless.
October 25, 2005
...this new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory makes for a splashy, eccentric movie treat.
October 12, 2005
This, along with “Edward Scissorhands” are among Burton's best-ever films.
October 7, 2005
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp collude to subvert the story's incidental allusions to Michael Jackson and his Neverland Ranch.
August 30, 2005
A visual carnival of colour and fantasy, dripping with quirk and seriously eccentric.
August 26, 2005
Yes, it's pretty hilarious, but it's also delightfully deranged in all the best ways.
August 18, 2005
It's hard to imagine a more fitting interpreter of Roald Dahl, particularly his beloved 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,' than director Tim Burton.
August 16, 2005
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