Coraline Synopsis
A girl (Dakota Fanning) discovers a parallel world where her life is nearly perfect.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
What a shrewd achievement for writer-director Henry Selick ("The Nightmare Before Christmas"), to have made a movie that everyone will...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This thrilling stop-motion animated adventure is a high point in Selick's career of creating handcrafted wonderlands of beauty blended with...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
This is a marvelous family story, tapping into all sorts of childhood dreams and nightmares involving Mommy, monsters and heroic...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A macabre mystery for children and a cautionary tale for their folks, Coraline is a yarn - twisty, knotty, taut - about a perennially bored...
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By Bob Mondello
Selick puts his real faith not in the gimmickry that Coraline's audiences will think they've shown up for, but in the stronger virtues that...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
"The Corpse Bride" with teeth, Bruno Bettelheim retooled for the multiplex, a nightmare of daft and creative consequence. I really liked it.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
OK, sensitive tykes may be scared shitless. But those who tough it out with this twisted, trippy adventure in impure imagination will only...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
An extraordinary achievement that nevertheless falls short of its full potential, Coraline is absolutely worth seeing, for older children...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Coraline is a plucky heroine, and director Selig's imagination is indisputable. But the story falters in parts, and its dark tone could be...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Coraline is distinguished, if you can call it that, by a creepiness so deep as to seem perverse, and the film finally succumbs to terminal...
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CORALINE(3D) - Amazing! Fantastic! Awesome! GRADE: A-plus ( Based on advance press preview)

Early this year I previewed this 101-minute movie-adaptation of established British author, Neil Gaiman's, novel. I was mesmerized from start till end. I read the novel 6 years ago - and the...

Looks Bad, But It Is Very Enjoyable

By P_i_x_e_l_s
I've read the book and after I was done I simply loved it. Though when I saw the trailer for this movie, I was concerned, I was hoping that they would stay true to the novel's story line and details....


By katorama
Really amazing story. Coraline the character is a strong and brave girl. There is no gooey things or lost limbs so don't be scared! It is different than the book in a good way. Go see it with your...


By nimnim
The book creeped me out sooo much! About 10 seconds into the trailer I yelled out in a freakishly high voice CORALINE!!!! And got a lot of stares. I'm very excited for this movie, though it's not...


By stephaniesam
I thought this movie was going to be good for my 5 year old daughter, and was i wrong. It was way to scary for a child. Ecspecially little kids. My daughter had her face covered during half of the...


By Luv_Films
This would be a solid 5 start/awesome rating but a single scene ruined it. Despite the excellent reviews, I have seen no negative reviews or warnings regarding adult content. Those deciding to see...

Very psychedelic. Great TRIP to the movies. Visually stunning in 3D

By n2ofiend
One of the best TRIPS to the movies that I have had in quite some time. The visuals are simply breathtaking and the 3D is mind blowing. There were times where it felt as if my brain was about to...


By alygirl204
My friend read the book and she told us about it and we are like that is so scary. when i the movie come out my friend and i are like no way that looks scary even through we love twilight. i want to...


By frump
I have never written or cared to write a review before, but this movie was so awful and disappointing that I felt something needed to be said. I thought this was going to be a cute make believe story...


By infinitesunrise
This is one creepy movie, yet extremely entertaining. My five year old said he was scared, but it kept his attention until the end. Therefore, he enjoyed. My eight year old had no complaints at...

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Rated PG | For thematic elements, scary images, some language and suggestive humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ Cool but creepy animated fantasy too scary for young kids.
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