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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Reviews

August 16, 2007
As fun as the film occasionally is, it just plays like a compilation of greatest hits.
September 26, 2005
They just keep going through the same things over and over again. The songs are forgettable.
September 26, 2005
All too often, Tim Burton's movies feel like they're covered in flop sweat, as if he's trying too hard and worrying too much. By contrast, Corpse Bride is a cool breeze across the brow.
September 23, 2005
Beneath the bone pile of allusions, Corpse Bride is a darkly enchanting fable in its own right.
Read More | Original Score: B+
September 23, 2005
Based on a Russian folk tale, Corpse Bride makes for breathtaking viewing.
September 23, 2005
What makes Corpse Bride sing, ultimately, is the breadth of imagination that it demonstrates; creating a cluttered, textured and mysteriously beautiful world that we're loathe to leave at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 23, 2005
Corpse Bride has the look and feel of the best puppet show ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 23, 2005
The sweetness, the visual flourishes and inspired pieces of casting carry the Corpse Bride, if not all the way down the primrose path, then at least across the threshold.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 23, 2005
Corpse Bride suffers from the same problem that has plagued Burton's recent live-action films: for all its formidable razzle-dazzle, it doesn't engage the heart.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 23, 2005
Amazingly fluid and drop-dead gorgeous, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride is the best-looking, stop-motion animation film ever.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 23, 2005
There's a happy Halloween in store even for children who aren't allowed to trick or treat, and it's courtesy of Tim Burton's animated Corpse Bride.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 23, 2005
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride has just about everything I look for in an animated feature: visual wit, high-flying displays of imagination and lots of rotting flesh.
Read More | Original Score: B+
September 23, 2005
Corpse Bride will win your heart, if it doesn't rip it out of your chest first.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 23, 2005
Burton has rarely been in brisker, friskier form.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 22, 2005
Corpse Bride isn't merely eye candy; it's a masterpiece of motion, color and texture that never stops dazzling.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 22, 2005
Corpse Bride is a delightful mix of strange goings-on and imaginatively crafted puppetry, a wild ride through Burton's chaotic, splendidly original world.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 22, 2005
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride is easily the best stop-motion animated necrophiliac musical romantic comedy of all time. It is also just simply, wonderful: a morbid, merry tale of true love that dazzles the eyes and delights the soul.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 22, 2005
This vibrantly imaginative mix of horror and humor puts the f-u-n in funeral.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 22, 2005
If Nightmare Before Christmas was a jazzy pop number, Corpse Bride is a waltz--an elegant, deadly funny bit of macabre matrimony.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 22, 2005
The movie is a bit betwixt and between -- whimsical but eerie, funny but melancholy. That said, Corpse Bride truly is like nothing else at the movies these days.
Read More | Original Score: B+
September 22, 2005
A sweet and visually lovely tale of love lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 21, 2005
Corpse Bride turns out to be a ponderous mixture of puppetry and animation that is far too technologically complex and laborious for this hopelessly Luddite reviewer.
September 16, 2005
The movie is so Burtonesque that it verges on self-parody -- but it's fun and stunningly beautiful anyway.
September 16, 2005
If his The Nightmare Before Christmas from a dozen years back was a treat for the eyes and mind, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride goes double or nothing by being a delight for the ears and also the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 16, 2005
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride is a lush, modern valentine to old-fashioned sentiment, and to old-fashioned moviemaking, too.
September 16, 2005
As animated films go, this is easily the best of a weak year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 16, 2005
Corpse Bride offers unclassifiable enchantment.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 16, 2005
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride is an instant classic.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 16, 2005
Stop-motion animation may be the hardest and most tedious job in Hollywood, but the makers of Tim Burton's Corpse Bride deserve a couple of years in Tahiti celebrating their effort.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 16, 2005
Ghoulishness and innocence walk hand-in-hand in Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, a movie that digs into Hollywood's past to resurrect the antique art of stop-motion animation and create a fabulous bauble of a movie.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 16, 2005
Cheerfully macabre and unexpectedly soulful.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 15, 2005
An unexpectedly touching celebration of love told in a quirky and inventive style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 15, 2005
The film does have a fairy-tale aspect, but, like many of its characters, it is more dead and buried than fully alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 15, 2005
A necrophiliac entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride marks the director's latest venture into the world of stop-motion animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 15, 2005
Corpse Bride is a rather unblessed union.
September 14, 2005
As an achievement in macabre visual wizardry, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride has to be reckoned some sort of marvel.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 13, 2005
The variety of its cadaverous style is never less than inspired; never has the human skull's natural grin been redeployed so exhaustively for yuks.
September 9, 2005
In the guise of a family film, Burton evokes a darkly erotic obsession that recalls Edgar Allan Poe and Hitchcock's Vertigo. It would be a test for any filmmaker, and Burton aces it.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 7, 2005
A wondrous flight of fancy, a stop-motion-animated treat brimming with imaginative characters, evocative sets, sly humor, inspired songs and a genuine whimsy that seldom finds its way into today's movies.
September 7, 2005
This macabre musical about a young bridegroom who mistakenly weds a girl from beyond the grave is an endearingly schizoid Frankenstein of a movie, by turns relentlessly high-spirited and darkly poignant.