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Based on 38 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 23 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Getting creeped out has never seemed this totally cool. show more

  • 100
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    It is pure, retro-cinematic joy. show more

  • 88
    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. show more

  • 50
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's not so much a miscalculation of his audience by Burton as it is a disregard. What lingers after Frankenweenie, far more than its stunning technique, is a sad suggestion of solipsism. show more

  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Burton's extraordinary powers of imagination are in dazzling bloom, from the gorgeous stop-motion animation to the goofy, homemade horror movies the children direct. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    It is nonetheless imaginative in a highly familiar and ultimately tedious way. show more

  • 70

    The picture is frustrating not because it's bad, but because of how almost-good it is. show more

  • 85

    It's probably too early to peg Frankenweenie as Burton's comeback vehicle, but it's certainly the director's best movie in twenty years. show more

  • 100
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The movie, a simple yet immensely pleasurable tale of a little boy and his undead dog, is good enough on its own. If you know the back story, it's even better. show more

  • 88
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    This delightfully twisted story about a boy and his (dead) dog showcases precisely what Burton excels at: blending the macabre and the heartfelt in a perfect, if oddball, union. show more

  • March 14, 2013 blueyedshorty888
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    Anothe great look Into Tim Burton\'s freaky mind. A boy and his love for his dog... ho can ya not like that

  • February 20, 2013 kn00000000091528
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    I believe you\'re missing something here... This is a Tim Burton film. Tim Burton movies are creepy and a lot of them are for kids. I saw Nightmare Before Xmas in theaters when I was 10. I hated it. I\'m not a huge Tim Burton fan, either. But frankly, Frankenweenie is quite the masterpiece.

  • January 27, 2013 tmvnb
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    It rocked. I love sparky. But; why no stuffed animals of sparky?

  • December 25, 2012 tv00000000102054
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    .,.See This Movie at FLY27 COM

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  • November 02, 2012 ceekaybee
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    Grandmother took 4 and 10 year old. I agree with other reviewers NOT FOR KIDS. Should have a \"C\" rating for CREEPY. The 10 yr old said \'thanks for taking me to the movie even though I DID NOT LIKE IT\". Toward the end the 4 yr old turned around and did not look. I should have reviewed prior but they really wanted to see it. The cat poop initials - that was just nasty.

  • October 26, 2012 sydneypotter5
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    This black and white movie had an amazing story with action, love, and a bit of tear-jerking. You can also bring the kids. You should see it!

  • October 22, 2012 SMoore99
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    I know that a lot of people really like this movie, but i thought it was just horrible. One of my favorite movies is The Nightmare Before Christmas and i was ecspecting this to be a good movie too, but anyone that is going to see the movie should know that it is all in black and white. There is also some weird parts that dont make sense in the story.

  • October 20, 2012 em7570
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    This was a very good movie. I think I smiled all the way through. Good movie for kids and adults. I went to go see it myself. I will go see again!! Thanks Tim Burton!!

  • October 12, 2012 yummyberry88
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    i took my 4 year old son to see this mainly cause we love Tim burten movies and we also have a dog named franky which he thought was the best in the world. he loved the movie and so did i would def go see it again and will be buying it when it come out on DVD. the black and white didn\'t bother him cause i make sure his movie experiances have been varied he watches all sorts of old time flicks with me from John Wayne westerns to Audrey Hepburn romances and he loves them all gotten love having a movie fanatic for a kiddo just like his momma.


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