• Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Release Date: July 15th, 2005

DVD Release Date: November 8th, 2005

PG |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

Based on the beloved Roald Dahl tale, this comedic and fantastical film follows young Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) and his Grandpa Joe (David Kelly) as they join a small group of contest winners who get to tour the magical and mysterious factory of eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp). Aided by his diminutive Oompa Loompa workers (Deep Roy), Wonka has a hidden motivation for the tour, one that he will reveal only after the children in the group show their true colors.

Cast: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor, Missi Pyle, James Fox, Deep Roy

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Comedy , Children , Fantasy

Production Co: Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros., Zanuck Company, Plan B Films

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Quest, 2000s, Playful, Father, Amusing, Growing up, Family

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall 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.

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe 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
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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

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Nominated Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2006)
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)