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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Depp and Burton fly too high on the vapors of pure imagination. But it's hard to not get hooked on something this tasty. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    If all the laughs come from Depp, who gives Willy the mannerisms of a classic Hollywood diva, the film's heart comes from Highmore, a gifted young performer who had a leading role in "Finding Neverland." His performance is sincere, deep and unforced in a way that's rare in a child actor. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Depp deserves kudos for fashioning an original and outlandish if occasionally menacing character. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Inside the mysterious factory, a psychedelic realm where Johnny Depp's Willy Wonka holds sway, pleasure gradually gives way to a peculiar state that I can only describe as engagement without enjoyment. show more

  • 100
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A mischievously inventive, surreal entertainment, one that celebrates not only Whipple Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight and Nutty Crunch Surprise but Busby Berkeley, Stanley Kubrick, the Beatles, and the outer-space acting choices of one Johnny Depp - not to mention those bushy-tailed rodents in all their bustling splendor. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) can't feel pleasure, even though he's surrounded by it, so it's weirdly appropriate that the movie isn't "fun," even if it's amazing to look at. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Here's a film about kids and for kids that has not lost touch with what it is like to actually be a kid. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A peach of a story delightfully imagined by Dahl and lushly realized by Burton. It's full of witty or awesome scenes, flights of fancy and characters either totally, lovably sweet or outrageously, humorously rotten. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    On the screen, Burton turns out to BE the ideal filmmaker for this deliciously bizarre yarn. He's given free rein to his fantasies in past movies, but rarely as wittily and consistently as he does here. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Like Roald Dahl's book, Tim Burton's splendidly imaginative and visually stunning - and often very dark and creepy - new version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is squarely aimed more at children than their parents. show more

  • June 07, 2011 Dry Master
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    Great acting.A little scary,but amazingly funny.The old version was more normal,but hey,this is a Tim Burton film.

  • December 19, 2009 Lil mikey 1012
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    when you get tim and johnny together, something magnificent comes out... i mean even this was a masterpeice! Tim Burton had done directing tht was just insanly great, ITHINK .... acting was good, plot was fine,, an awsome childrens movie!! even great fo9r adults... there ARE many differences between this one and the original. But great movie.... OVERALL RATING- 8.9/10

  • July 05, 2008 Madambizzare
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    How long did it take you to make this film this nust of took a long tgime to do when is on dvd and vido. Musth be making a new film rihgt now hop to here from you soon your biggest fan Jordan

  • June 21, 2008 Tonycorrao4
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    FOR SOME REASON WHEN WATCHING THIS MOVIE JONNY SEEMED MORE HIMSELF THAN IN ANY INTERVIEW I HAVE EVER SEEN HIM. IT MAKES YOU WONDER IF HE TRULY EVEN ACTED WHEN HE "PLAYED" THIS ROLE.

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