Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Reviews

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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.
August 16, 2007
As fun as the film occasionally is, it just plays like a compilation of greatest hits.
June 21, 2007
Everything from the design to Elfman's score suffers from a "been there, done that" feeling.
October 13, 2005
The animation is pretty, but the film is D.O.A.
October 5, 2005
Would be a **** short.
October 5, 2005
I've seen it all before already, in Nightmare [Before Christmas]... It's enough to make you wonder how limited Burton's imagination might actually be...
October 4, 2005
It's too late to call a script doctor. Give away Corpse Bride to the morgue.
September 30, 2005
The chorus line trips up the story line.
September 29, 2005
Tim Burton hasn't just forgotten how to tell a story-- he seems to have forgotten why he even started telling them in the first place.
September 27, 2005
It's Burton by rote, a by-the-numbers idea of what a Tim Burton fairy tale should be.
September 26, 2005
They just keep going through the same things over and over again. The songs are forgettable.
September 24, 2005
Death becomes her, but this should have been a live movie rather than a stop action animation film.
September 23, 2005
Visually beautiful... but like the dead, it looks pretty good till the empty insides are exposed - the story just doesn't have a lot of meat on its bones.
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.
September 23, 2005
Corpse Bride is interesting and a change of pace, but it could have been better. ... It seems a rush job, a blueprint that needed more details added.
September 23, 2005
"Corpse Bride" is not a complete stiff, but merely a disappointment.
September 23, 2005
If only there were more going on story-wise, Corpse Bride might deserve a better reception.
September 23, 2005
There are those who will no doubt be charmed by this dark fairy tale, but it takes an effort to overlook its flaws.
September 22, 2005
Tim Burton's stop-motion idea of a romantic comedy is dead on arrival.
September 22, 2005
We keep thinking, hoping, and praying that Bride will aim higher, but it never happens
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