Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Synopsis
Five children tour the wondrous factory of an odd candy-maker (Johnny Depp).
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A mischievously inventive, surreal entertainment, one that celebrates not only Whipple Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight and Nutty Crunch...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
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...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Those Oompa-Loompas are the beat, and soul, of Burton's finest movie since "Ed Wood": a madhouse kiddie musical with a sweet-and-sour heart.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Depp deserves kudos for fashioning an original and outlandish if occasionally menacing character.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Here's a film about kids and for kids that has not lost touch with what it is like to actually be a kid.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
If all the laughs come from Depp, who gives Willy the mannerisms of a classic Hollywood diva, the film's heart comes from Highmore, a...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Depp and Burton fly too high on the vapors of pure imagination. But it's hard to not get hooked on something this tasty.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie's overlong and there are lumps in the batter, but this is a ''Charlie" that the author would recognize as upholding his playfully...
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) can't feel pleasure, even though he's surrounded by it, so it's weirdly appropriate that...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Inside the mysterious factory, a psychedelic realm where Johnny Depp's Willy Wonka holds sway, pleasure gradually gives way to a peculiar...
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By thereviewbat4
My only complaint would be that Johnny Depp isn't consistent with his role....

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Johnny Depp Makes The Film...

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By chemicalrukkus
fun-filled quirky colorful sweet memorable...


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The older one was better...

By supertroup
This movie was a great spin-off of the old one, but not as good. I would still suggest it to people who have seen the old one....


By foxyjo123
This is a really good movie. It made me laugh a whole lot. I loved it. 7 out of 10....


By Mr.Le-bow-ski
Charlie and the chocolate factory was one of the few remakes that was better than the original. Johnny depp was the perfect weird guy who has been away from civilization for years. I also liked how...

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Rated PG | For quirky situations, action and mild language
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Common Sense Media says Bright, spirited, and edgy version of Willy Wonka.
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