Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Reviews

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November 6, 2020
The animation is exquisite, the songs captivating and the macabre story is told with just the right amount of sweet and spook.
September 29, 2020
A sweet, moving fantasy, clearly geared towards adults over kids - a quality many of the most effective children's diversions tend to follow.
September 5, 2020
A visually stunning, yet tender film.
February 28, 2020
There is something about hand-crafted art that lends it a special enchantment.
November 19, 2019
While not exactly on par with "Nightmare [Before Christmas]," Corpse Bride is still a delightful film with a look that really fits its rather macabre story.
November 7, 2019
From its sleek, meticulously crafted visuals to the enchanting simplicity of the characters and story, Corpse Bride is a treat for the whole family.
June 5, 2019
A clever, wickedly funny motion picture experience.
April 18, 2019
Overall it is a satisfying ghost story.
March 21, 2011
The Corpse Bride may be a bit too melancholy to find a real family audience, but for an adult who hasn't quite given up on happily ever afters and strange goings on in the dark woods, it's just the ticket.
September 1, 2009
Another Burtonesque blur of wise-guy nudging and romantic exhilaration
April 15, 2009
"Better Off Dead" would have been a better title choice for Tim Burton's self-indulgently macabre attempt at creating an animated underworld of gleeful singing corpses.
October 21, 2008
There is a BEETLEJUICE-type of manic energy %u2014 a sense of imagination run riot that makes the film always worth watching, even when the story loses traction
September 7, 2008
A brilliantly animated, deliciously macabre and strangely touching triumph.
August 16, 2007
As fun as the film occasionally is, it just plays like a compilation of greatest hits.
July 30, 2007
Burton thinks in intuitive images, and there are sights here that I would love to have framed on my wall.
July 14, 2007
In the hands of another director, this material could have been dead on arrival, but for Mr. Burton it's dead on.
June 21, 2007
Everything from the design to Elfman's score suffers from a "been there, done that" feeling.
March 31, 2007
Burton definitely follows his own deliriously surreal path that may be more decipherable to a shrink than a movie critic.
May 12, 2006
Danny Elfman's catchy songs are all but overwhelmed by Burton and Johnson's visual embellishments.
April 1, 2006
If Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was Burton's big picture for 2005, this is his miniature.
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