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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Reviews

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February 27, 2020
There is something about hand-crafted art that lends it a special enchantment.
November 19, 2019
While not exactly on par with "Nightmare [Before Christmas]," Corpse Bride is still a delightful film with a look that really fits its rather macabre story.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 6, 2019
From its sleek, meticulously crafted visuals to the enchanting simplicity of the characters and story, Corpse Bride is a treat for the whole family.
June 5, 2019
A clever, wickedly funny motion picture experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 18, 2019
Overall it is a satisfying ghost story.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 7, 2012
Visually, Burton is at his most Edward Gorey-esque in the austere, storybook Victorian land of the living, whilst his contrasting comic underworld summons the spirit of Poe, the personality of Harryhausen and the ephemera of his own back catalogue.
| Original Score: 4/5
March 21, 2011
The Corpse Bride may be a bit too melancholy to find a real family audience, but for an adult who hasn't quite given up on happily ever afters and strange goings on in the dark woods, it's just the ticket.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 1, 2009
Another Burtonesque blur of wise-guy nudging and romantic exhilaration
April 15, 2009
"Better Off Dead" would have been a better title choice for Tim Burton's self-indulgently macabre attempt at creating an animated underworld of gleeful singing corpses.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
October 21, 2008
There is a BEETLEJUICE-type of manic energy %u2014 a sense of imagination run riot that makes the film always worth watching, even when the story loses traction
September 7, 2008
A brilliantly animated, deliciously macabre and strangely touching triumph.
August 16, 2007
As fun as the film occasionally is, it just plays like a compilation of greatest hits.
July 30, 2007
Burton thinks in intuitive images, and there are sights here that I would love to have framed on my wall.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2007
In the hands of another director, this material could have been dead on arrival, but for Mr. Burton it's dead on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 21, 2007
Everything from the design to Elfman's score suffers from a "been there, done that" feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 31, 2007
Burton definitely follows his own deliriously surreal path that may be more decipherable to a shrink than a movie critic.
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May 12, 2006
Danny Elfman's catchy songs are all but overwhelmed by Burton and Johnson's visual embellishments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 1, 2006
If Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was Burton's big picture for 2005, this is his miniature.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 24, 2006
Gloomy, but in a beautiful, compelling way. In fact, the visuals sell the film because the story is entertaining but extremely lightweight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 31, 2006
A quirky, artistic triumph.
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