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Frankenweenie: An IMAX 3D Experience

(2012)

Rated PG for thematic elements, scary images and action.

PG In Theaters 10/5/2012 , 80min.
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Total Film
Burton's finest, freshest film in ages is a welcome homecoming. You'd call it patchwork pastiche, if it weren't so zapped with energy, feeling and imagination. It's alive! Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
While Frankenweenie is fun, it is not nearly strange or original enough to join the undead, monstrous ranks of the classics it adores. Full Review
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
It is pure, retro-cinematic joy. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
He (Burton) has used that tonality deftly here, it keeps Frankenweenie visually stunning and the sensibility light. It's too bad the tale, like Sparky's wagging appendage, keeps falling off. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Frankenweenie is a love story between a boy and his dog. It is also a beautifully crafted homage to classic horror films, a study of grief and a commentary on the mysteries of science and those who narrow-mindedly fear its advances. Full Review

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