Frankenweenie Reviews

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January 7, 2013
Tim Burton's most enjoyable movie in a long time.
October 19, 2012
An entertainment that is at once old-fashioned and supremely modern, liable to satisfy nostagic parents as much as their children.
October 17, 2012
Perhaps too scary for young kids and too cute for adults, Frankenweenie is nonetheless a hugely likable pet project.
October 12, 2012
Tim Burton is back on old-fashioned Stygian form with Frankenweenie. It's an animated children's film sufficiently dark and twisted to provide adult amusement too.
October 12, 2012
Tim Burton loves paying homage to other movies. Here, just for a change, he does so to one of his own.
October 10, 2012
Burton's best film since 1994's Ed Wood or even 1990's Edward Scissorhands.
July 29, 2019
It shows not only a reverence for the horror classic, but also feels to at least this animation lover that Tim Burton is making a statement about the viability and value of animation as a classic genre of film capable of the highest level of artistry.
June 8, 2019
A gothic comedy for youngsters, mixing Burton's love of the macabre with a decidedly gentler bent. Frankenweenie finds Burton squarely in his element.
February 28, 2019
The puppetry is simply superb as is texture; it's excellent attention to detail from puppet-makers Mackinnon and Saunders.
February 26, 2019
Frankenweenie, which made me cry almost as much as the audibly sobbing kids in the theater, is a big-hearted optimist's tale beautifully warped through Burton's trademark twisted vision.
February 25, 2019
This movie has so much heart.
January 31, 2019
Frankenweenie is inventive and fun. Burton fans will likely love it. Others will take pleasure from specific qualities and moments within the production, but not have much feel for the film as a whole.
November 19, 2018
In step with this year's earlier released ParaNorman, the lively and loony Frankenweenie will capture the upbeat heart and soul craziness of Burton's flashy and flaky playground of absurdity. Sophisticated and colorfully conceived...
November 2, 2018
What could have been a delightfully offbeat, darkly quirky riff on horror films, kid's cinema and the 'boy and his dog' plot is instead a lazy, disappointing slog.
October 20, 2018
This film is a complete package that maintains a good pace and tells a captivating story through stunning black and white animation.
August 23, 2018
The joyfully culty Frankenweenie 3D entertains throughout with magical fantasy charm.
August 7, 2018
Even better, the quirky story of a boy and his dog shows that Burton has still got plenty of wonderful weirdness to bring to the big screen.
July 16, 2018
The sheer number of warm-hearted but irreverent winks to various iterations of Frankenstein both entertains and impresses.
July 12, 2018
Admittedly less eccentric and more classic in style than some of Burton's acclaimed earlier works, Frankenweenie is still chock-full of the filmmaker's old dark magic.
July 3, 2018
Why does Frankenweenie 2012 feel so incomplete and cobbled together with loose ideas?
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