Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Reviews

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August 8, 2017
Creates a marvelous world as close to heaven as any kid can imagine and never talks down to its young audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 8, 2017
The movie continues to remain timeless in spite of itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 8, 2017
Vibrant, imaginative fantasy reveals a layer of grimness beneath the confection.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 5, 2016
The film has a rosier reputation than it earns, but its strengths are awfully good, and [Gene] Wilder is one for the history books.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 4, 2014
With a single gleam of his eye, Wilder pulls off more hints at a devious personality than all Johnny Depp's white make up, and bad wigs combined.
May 4, 2012
It's Gene Wilder, at the top of his form, who makes this uneasy amalgam work, but [Mel] Stuart must surely deserve some of the credit...
January 29, 2012
A polarizing, but classic piece of children's entertainment filled with whimsy, horror, comedy and imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 21, 2011
When the movie does actually reach the factory, and Gene Wilder takes the stage, the movie is saved.
October 19, 2011
... that rare breed: an imaginative live-action kid's film that engages and delights adults.
July 25, 2011
Starring Gene Wilder, this offbeat comedy-fantasy for children has achieved a status in pop culture
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 26, 2011
This is Gene Wilder's legacy. He was perfect for the role, and it was his mixture of childlike wonder and bitter, deserved vengeance that made the character so compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2011
Pure, sweet imagination for both kids and adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 14, 2008
An okay family musical fantasy.
July 22, 2008
It's all wonderfully colorful and imaginative, and filled with a multitude of references and jokes that will be understood only by adults.
October 14, 2006
...filled with good humor, good acting, and good songs...and it's just off kilter enough to keep everyone's attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Great fun, with Wilder for once giving an impeccably controlled performance as the factory's bizarre owner.
July 20, 2005
Ainda que um ou outro número musical comprometa o ritmo, o clima de fantasia e a atuação calorosa de Wilder conquistam o espectador.
| Original Score: 5/5
July 1, 2005
The movie bursts with creativity, deep thought and comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 11, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 4, 2005
Probably Gene Wilder's finest, most manic hour.
| Original Score: 4/5
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