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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Reviews

Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
December 22, 2009
The Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Blu-ray is a charming presentation of an overrated childhood benchmark.
Jeff Giles
October 19, 2009
It's an uneven film -- the ending, in particular, feels like the last-minute affair it was -- but one whose slight undercurrent of darkness and danger feels wonderfully refreshing in this era of bubble-wrapped entertainment...
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 5, 2009
Who can deny that the film's overall intention is positive, playful fun. The film is a joy. (40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition, Blu-ray)
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Entertainment Weekly
February 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: B
Betsy Bozdech
September 4, 2006
Director Mel Stuart [doesn't] shy away from bringing Dahl's unique, slightly twisted vision to the screen intact.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rafe Telsch
July 15, 2005
Gene Wilder's take on Wonka is flawless, a near impossible character to improve on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Gary Panton
Movie Gazette
October 30, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jeremy Frost
January 24, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

April 3, 2002
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Widgett Walls
January 18, 2002
Until Criterion releases theirversion, I won't complain too loudly. It's definitely worth a purchase.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Tyner
November 28, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 4/7