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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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
    Michael WilmingtonChicago 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 SterrittChristian 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

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)