Frankenweenie Reviews

Jul 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.
Sep 7, 2017
... Frankenweenie beautifully merges the old with the new as it also celebrates filmmaking both literally and fictionally with its relatable protagonist.
Jan 7, 2013
Tim Burton's most enjoyable movie in a long time.
Oct 25, 2012
It was wise to make the film in black and white, and 3D adds to the charm of this sweetly retro experience. Sparky is hereby added to my list of the cinema's most endearing woofers.
Oct 19, 2012
An entertainment that is at once old-fashioned and supremely modern, liable to satisfy nostagic parents as much as their children.
Oct 18, 2012
Clinching the film's spell is its implied exhortation to the kid in each of us.
Oct 17, 2012
Perhaps too scary for young kids and too cute for adults, Frankenweenie is nonetheless a hugely likable pet project.
Oct 15, 2012
Very sweet, very funny, really quite touching and exquisitely handmade, by a film lover with humour and a heart, for a like-minded audience.
Oct 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.
Oct 12, 2012
Tim Burton loves paying homage to other movies. Here, just for a change, he does so to one of his own.
Oct 11, 2012
For Burton all animation is reanimation, and Frankenweenie's magnificent puppets ... look eerily conscious: stop-motion really is the perfect medium for this story.
Oct 10, 2012
Burton's best film since 1994's Ed Wood or even 1990's Edward Scissorhands.
Oct 10, 2012
A likable film, though not a sensational development in Tim Burton's career.
Oct 10, 2012
This is a Tim Burton film with something to say. And that's a rare and precious thing.
Oct 5, 2012
It's probably too early to peg Frankenweenie as Burton's comeback vehicle, but it's certainly the director's best movie in twenty years.
Oct 5, 2012
Finally, a stop-motion, animated Halloween film that rivals Tim Burton and Henry Selick's 1993 dark classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas. And of the two, Frankenweenie is the better film, though it might be heretical to say.
Oct 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.
Oct 5, 2012
The best thing about an animated monster movie with this much heart is: It's alive. In the best possible way.
Oct 5, 2012
This 3-D, black-and-white "family" comedy is the year's most inventive, endearing animated feature.
Oct 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.
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