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Frankenweenie Reviews

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November 21, 2017
[Frankenweenie] is a surprisingly heartwarming movie that is perhaps Burton's most touching film since Edward Scissorhands.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 19, 2017
It's a corpse of an idea preserved in formaldehyde and brought back to life with a few stitches and bolts tacked on. Questions are raised about whether it's kinder to let a loved one go, but we're pretty glad this idea wasn't left to die.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2017
... Frankenweenie beautifully merges the old with the new as it also celebrates filmmaking both literally and fictionally with its relatable protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 15, 2017
Frankenweenie might have been better off remaining a short.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 10, 2016
As Tim Burton films go, "Frankenweenie" is as visually keyed-in as any.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 26, 2015
A welcome return to form for the brilliant, inconsistent Tim Burton.
May 3, 2015
Very much the work of an older man revisiting the obsessions of his youth, struggling at times to reconnect with them.
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
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-
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
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
January 31, 2013
A remake of not one Tim Burton movie, but all of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 20, 2013
Actively frustrating and a tedious experience to endure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 15, 2013
"Frankenweenie" is not just cute, it's weird. And, I love it.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 15, 2013
A bittersweet and delightful bit of animated fare...
January 7, 2013
Tim Burton's most enjoyable movie in a long time.
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
January 7, 2013
Tim Burton's Frankenweenie embodies the excitement, innocence, awkwardness and imagination of childhood.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 7, 2013
Extended to feature length, the premise doesn't thin out but gains substance and momentum.
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
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