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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
November 7, 2012
Visually, Burton is at his most Edward Gorey-esque in the austere, storybook Victorian land of the living, whilst his contrasting comic underworld summons the spirit of Poe, the personality of Harryhausen and the ephemera of his own back catalogue.
| Original Score: 4/5
Joshua Starnes
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Fernando F. Croce
September 1, 2009
Another Burtonesque blur of wise-guy nudging and romantic exhilaration
Cole Smithey
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Steve Biodrowski
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
Jon Fortgang
September 7, 2008
A brilliantly animated, deliciously macabre and strangely touching triumph.
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
August 16, 2007
As fun as the film occasionally is, it just plays like a compilation of greatest hits.
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
Burton thinks in intuitive images, and there are sights here that I would love to have framed on my wall.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Everything from the design to Elfman's score suffers from a "been there, done that" feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
March 31, 2007
Burton definitely follows his own deliriously surreal path that may be more decipherable to a shrink than a movie critic.
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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Danny Elfman's catchy songs are all but overwhelmed by Burton and Johnson's visual embellishments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
If Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was Burton's big picture for 2005, this is his miniature.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
February 24, 2006
Gloomy, but in a beautiful, compelling way. In fact, the visuals sell the film because the story is entertaining but extremely lightweight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 31, 2006
A quirky, artistic triumph.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 17, 2006
...the visuals are so good and the voices so colorful, you probably won't mind the film's minor shortcomings.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
All in all, it's what you would ordinarily call an uplifting experience.
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
December 15, 2005
There are wonderful voice performances all around...and the animation, particularly of facial expressions, sets a new level of technical accomplishment...but the humor in Corpse Bride feels underpowered...
November 28, 2005
Divertida, romántica y con mucho más corazón que el resto de los filmes en cartelera, es simple y sencillamente un deleite que no puedes dejar pasar por alto.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Nathaniel Rogers
November 22, 2005
After the bloated hit-and-miss feel of many of Burton's recent live-action work it is a joy to experience this throwback to the glory days.
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