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Based on 35 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's warped and wonderfully effervescent. Ditto the songs by Danny Elfman, who sings the role of Bonejangles, the frontman for a skeleton jazz band at a swinging underworld club. Best of all is the love story. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Deliriously original. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Features the season's most tragic heroine along with some of the liveliest dead people ever seen on film. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    This stop-action animated feature is downright sweet and tender, as well as all the other things we've come to expect from him -- funny, bizarre, graphically stunning and blithely necrophilic. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Easily the best stop-motion animated necrophiliac musical romantic comedy of all time. It is also just simply, wonderful: a morbid, merry tale of true love that dazzles the eyes and delights the soul. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The story itself is a smooth little gem. show more

  • 100
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A wondrous flight of fancy, a stop-motion-animated treat brimming with imaginative characters, evocative sets, sly humor, inspired songs and a genuine whimsy that seldom finds its way into today's movies. show more

  • 100
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    But the real marvel is that beneath the ghoulish in-jokes and horror-geek allusions, there's a core of the same bittersweet truth that makes the best fairy tales resonate from one generation to the next. show more

  • 88
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    If "Nightmare" was a jazzy pop number, "Bride" is a waltz--an elegant, deadly funny bit of macabre matrimony. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    An instant classic. show more

  • April 23, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Brilliant film. Artistically superb.

  • September 13, 2009 yelowjacketchik2
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    I've watched this, as well as all of Tim Burton's other movies, and I have to say that this is one of my all time favorites. From the first time I watched it I fell in love with it. The story line is amazing as well as the development. I recommend this to anyone who loves Tim and his work.

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