Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Reviews

June 30, 2020
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, like many childhood favorites, is better left in the past and allowed to reside in memories. As an adaptation of Dahl's story, it's inferior to the Burton remake.
July 9, 2018
Probably the best film of its sort since The Wizard of Oz. It is everything that family movies usually claim to be, but aren't: Delightful, funny, scary, exciting, and, most of all, a genuine work of imagination.
August 14, 2008
An okay family musical fantasy.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Great fun, with Wilder for once giving an impeccably controlled performance as the factory's bizarre owner.