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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Reviews

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September 19, 2005
Gothically beautiful but epically boring.
September 13, 2005
Like so many of Burton's films, Corpse Bride is too much style, not enough substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 22, 2005
Tim Burton's stop-motion idea of a romantic comedy is dead on arrival.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 26, 2005
They just keep going through the same things over and over again. The songs are forgettable.
September 22, 2005
The script tries to edge into the sort of spookily intriguing ideas fairy tales love. But Burton is more interested in grotesque gags than in the characters or the story, which is as cold and lifeless as a cadaver on a slab.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 15, 2005
While the animation wizardry is eye opening, all the technical expertise in the world can't stop the film from feeling labored, and lacking some serious inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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+
September 27, 2005
It's Burton by rote, a by-the-numbers idea of what a Tim Burton fairy tale should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 23, 2005
"Corpse Bride" is not a complete stiff, but merely a disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 16, 2007
As fun as the film occasionally is, it just plays like a compilation of greatest hits.
September 23, 2005
Corpse Bride is interesting and a change of pace, but it could have been better. ... It seems a rush job, a blueprint that needed more details added.
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September 23, 2005
If only there were more going on story-wise, Corpse Bride might deserve a better reception.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 5, 2005
I've seen it all before already, in Nightmare [Before Christmas]... It's enough to make you wonder how limited Burton's imagination might actually be...
September 30, 2005
The chorus line trips up the story line.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 23, 2005
Visually beautiful... but like the dead, it looks pretty good till the empty insides are exposed - the story just doesn't have a lot of meat on its bones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 16, 2005
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride shows that imitation is the sincerest form of flattening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 29, 2005
Tim Burton hasn't just forgotten how to tell a story-- he seems to have forgotten why he even started telling them in the first place.
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September 22, 2005
We keep thinking, hoping, and praying that Bride will aim higher, but it never happens
| Original Score: 3/5
October 13, 2005
The animation is pretty, but the film is D.O.A.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
September 22, 2005
This one has many amusing bits, but it's too macabre to be out-and-out funny, and feels unfinished.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 17, 2007
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