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.
October 10, 2012
A likable film, though not a sensational development in Tim Burton's career.
October 10, 2012
This is a Tim Burton film with something to say. And that's a rare and precious thing.
October 5, 2012
The stop-motion animation - a favorite tool of Burton's - is given loving attention, and the character design is full of terrific touches, such as the hulking flat-topped schoolmate who looks a bit like a certain man-made monster.
October 5, 2012
The best thing about an animated monster movie with this much heart is: It's alive. In the best possible way.
October 5, 2012
This 3-D, black-and-white "family" comedy is the year's most inventive, endearing animated feature.
October 5, 2012
Designed to appeal to both discriminating adults and older kids, the gorgeous, black-and-white stop-motion film is a fresh, clever and affectionate love letter to classic horror movies.
October 5, 2012
The most Tim Burton-y of the director's films, and not just because it contains a vast catalog of references to his own movies - everything from "Edward Scissorhands'' to the underrated 1989 "Batman.''
October 5, 2012
"Frankenweenie" may just be a wacky horror cartoon, but it's an awfully good wacky horror cartoon. Frighteningly good, you might say.
October 5, 2012
It's a quintessential Burton film, but also more Disney than a lot of Disney films.
October 5, 2012
A 3-D, black-and-white, stop-motion animated film, it's a one-man blow for cinematic biodiversity.
October 4, 2012
The overall effect is great cinema, good fun, a visual feast for pie-eyed Burton fans - and a terrifically warped reminder of just how freaky a PG film can be.
October 4, 2012
Some audiences might feel that "Frankenweenie" is creaky, but those on the same wavelength as Burton will gratefully declare it's alive.
October 4, 2012
While "Frankenweenie" is fun, it is not nearly strange or original enough to join the undead, monstrous ranks of the classics it adores.
October 4, 2012
There are so many horror auteurs Burton wants to thank that the film is absolutely bursting at the seams with knowing nods.
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