Coraline Reviews

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.
May 8, 2009
This dark edge will be the biggest test of the film as a commercial prospect: it may be too terrifying for the target audience. But for braver kids - and parents - this is a thrilling, even challenging ride.
February 25, 2009
Employing stop-motion animation that renders human beings with the distinctive characteristics evident in both The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach, Selick finds the perfect look to bring Gaiman's vision to life.
February 23, 2009
A gift to imagination.
February 9, 2009
Neil Gaiman's hugely popular 2002 children's horror novel Coraline has been given the animated 3-D treatment but you may want to keep the toddlers away from this one.
February 7, 2009
Well-crafted and effectively creepy.
February 6, 2009
Selick puts his real faith not in the gimmickry that Coraline's audiences will think they've shown up for, but in the stronger virtues that they'd likely view as old-fashioned: character, and story, and so on.
February 6, 2009
[The] chilly visual vocabulary, along with a narrative that too often detours into ingenious irrelevancies, makes Coraline an object to be admired, but not embraced.
February 6, 2009
Like Coraline in the doppelgänger world, we swoon over all the neat stuff without ever making ourselves at home.