Coraline Reviews

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November 28, 2020
Insanely inventive characters and a generous helping of darkly macabre visuals permeate every facet.
September 5, 2020
Coraline is imaginative, daring and intelligent filmmaking devoid of Hollywood manipulations and greeting card sentiments.
November 7, 2019
[Coraline] is THE Best Picture of the Year.
October 31, 2019
[A] sumptuous, stunning film that will charm audiences young and old.
October 3, 2019
The real star here is the 3D and Selick makes full advantage of advances in the technology.
July 2, 2019
It's just really surprising and different and unique.
May 21, 2019
It pitches the increasingly creepy dynamic that defines its fantasy world at a level that does not condescend to its children audience, nor seem too diluted for its adult audience.
September 12, 2017
Entertaining, funny and surprisingly suspenseful a times, Coraline is the perfect movie for your little one...and for the child in all of us.
August 23, 2017
Having read Neil Gaiman's novella a number of times, I had my own idea of what the little girl who discovers an alternative and terrifying other world in her own home should be like but director Henry Selick's vision knocks spots off my own.
August 17, 2017
Coraline is an interesting film that leaves its audience with two thoughts. Normal life is perfect, even when it isn't, and beware of dreams with fangs.
March 17, 2016
... a gorgeous and imaginative storybook fantasy with nightmare echoes. Think Dr. Seuss by way of Edward Gorey ...
November 17, 2014
Coraline never stops taking artistic risks. I hope there's a brave enough audience out there willing to take the plunge.
November 17, 2014
All involved in this production deserve praise for turning Coraline into a triumph of storytelling and cinematic technology. Whether you're young, middle-age or older, you'll adore it.
November 17, 2014
For all its shortcomings, Coraline nevertheless has more imagination, heart and inventiveness in it than most recent animated films.
November 17, 2014
You know from the very first sequence that Coraline is an extraordinary movie that is going to rattle the bejeezus out of young audience members and -- the truth be told -- their fathers as well.
November 17, 2014
It would be difficult for any filmmaker to mimic Gaiman's seductively amusing and imaginative writing, and Selick, who also wrote the script, should be commended for not falling back on some golden-tongued narrator. But his Coraline could use more spunk.
November 17, 2014
It's the stop-motion figures themselves who steal the show. They're so vivid and expressive, in both body and facial movements, that they cease being mere puppets and take on a life all their own.
November 17, 2014
The fine details and surreal flourishes Selick lavishes upon Coraline's tentative travels into the unknown are a never-ending delight. Even during the sections of the story that are intended to disturb.
November 17, 2014
A cinematically inventive, dramatically involving children's adventure that isn't exclusively aimed at children. There's no talking down, no softening of potentially unsettling moments. It's awesome.
November 17, 2014
A stunning visual delight, this beautifully-made animated adventure will thrill children of about eight and above.
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