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Frankenweenie Reviews

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J. Olson
April 10, 2016
As Tim Burton films go, "Frankenweenie" is as visually keyed-in as any.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
August 26, 2015
A welcome return to form for the brilliant, inconsistent Tim Burton.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Very much the work of an older man revisiting the obsessions of his youth, struggling at times to reconnect with them.
Eric D. Snider
July 20, 2013
Don't be surprised if everyone you know under the age of 13 declares this their new favorite Halloween film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
It ranks among Burton's most personal films, encompassing familiar themes of loneliness, isolation and an insatiable need for love and acceptance.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Kevin A. Ranson
March 23, 2013
... a padded short story that didn't require embellishment... looks very weak directly compared to the sheer brilliance of the similarly themed ParaNorman.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4.0
Matt Neal
The Standard
February 26, 2013
The real audience here is Burton fans (add an extra star to this review if you're a Burton fan).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
January 31, 2013
A remake of not one Tim Burton movie, but all of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
January 20, 2013
Actively frustrating and a tedious experience to endure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
January 15, 2013
"Frankenweenie" is not just cute, it's weird. And, I love it.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
January 15, 2013
A bittersweet and delightful bit of animated fare...
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Tom Charity
January 7, 2013
Tim Burton's most enjoyable movie in a long time.
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
January 7, 2013
Compared to the shorter and more to the point original, the expanded Frankenweenie is padded and less focused, meandering from a simple path of what was a clever parody/homage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matthew Odam
Austin American-Statesman
January 7, 2013
Tim Burton's Frankenweenie embodies the excitement, innocence, awkwardness and imagination of childhood.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
January 7, 2013
Extended to feature length, the premise doesn't thin out but gains substance and momentum.
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
January 5, 2013
"Frankenweenie" isn't Burton's best work, but it's still a solid outing for the strange, death-obsessed director.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rob Gonsalves
December 17, 2012
Disney should've had more faith in this premise back in 1984, when it mattered, instead of shocking it back to a bigger life now...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cynthia Fuchs
Time to Play Magazine
December 10, 2012
Victor's relationship with Sparky is lovely, even when the revivified dog corpse is stitched together with thick black thread and his tail or ear falls off.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
November 26, 2012
While not a true original in its own right, and therefore not a classic, it is still classic Burton with his creepy, kooky trademarks, so we'll take it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
November 10, 2012
Maintains the legitimately dark tone of the original short while expanding the narrative in a pleasingly Scissorhands-esque direction.
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