Beetlejuice Synopsis
Ghoul (Michael Keaton) helps dead couple (Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis) evict obnoxious homeowners.
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Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
Hilarious…The joy of Beetlejuice is its completely bizarre -- but perfectly realized -- view of the world, a la Gary Larson's "The Far...
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
By the time this irresistible treat is over, it has created some of the funniest moments and most inspired visual humor and design we may...
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Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
Not since "Ghostbusters" have the spirits been so uplifting. [30 Mar 1988]
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By Richard Corliss
Beetlejuice means something good: that imaginative artists can bring a fading genre back from the dead. [11 Apr 1988]
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
So original that it'll be years before a major filmmaker attempts another one. We're talking black-belt cult-movie status here. [30 Mar...
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Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
For all the film's popped eyeballs and severed limbs, Beetlejuice retains an innocence that makes the grotesque humor very appealing....
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TV Guide

A surreal, demented delight.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The screenplay is foolish and Michael Keaton overplays the title role badly, but director Tim Burton gives the comedy a heap of visual...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Gets off to a start that's so charming it never lives it down. The movie is all anticlimax once we realize it's going to be about gimmicks,...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's two hours of your life wasted, time once spent that can never be regained. Don't go. Don't do it. [30 Mar 1988]
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One of my favorites

By BrianG_80
In my opinion, one of the greatest Michael Keaton roles ever done and probably one of my top 20 movies of all time. Dark humor kept light would be a good way to describe this movie I think. Great...

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By glxy
absolutley by far one of the worst movies ever its just about monsters...

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Time Burton's best

By searat
If you haven't seen Beetlejuice then you have no business making decisions for yourself. So let me make them for you. See this movie. Send me a million dollars. Thank You :)...


By panther96
One of my all-time favorites!!...

Never get tired of this movie.

By redyeah
When I was a kid I was so fascinated by the Beetlejuice world. I watched it over and over until everyone in my house hated Keaton. I just love the whole movie. The great one liners and the visuals...

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By Mr.Le-bow-ski
This movie is the original Tim Burton movie. Its a great movie the bad special make it perfect. If you haven't seen Beetlejuice go see it NOW....

Five Word Review

By mny223
good movie costumes were great...

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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ Early Tim Burton is creepy, dark fun for tweens and teens.
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