Frankenweenie 3D Synopsis
A boy harnesses the power of science to bring his beloved dog back to life.

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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
It is pure, retro-cinematic joy.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie, a simple yet immensely pleasurable tale of a little boy and his undead dog, is good enough on its own. If you know the back...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Frankenweenie is a cool little flipbook of historical Burtonian style. It even brings back old friends, including "Beetlejuice's" Winona...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Getting creeped out has never seemed this totally cool.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Frankenweenie is a love story between a boy and his dog. It is also a beautifully crafted homage to classic horror films, a study of grief...
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It's probably too early to peg Frankenweenie as Burton's comeback vehicle, but it's certainly the director's best movie in twenty years.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Burton's extraordinary powers of imagination are in dazzling bloom, from the gorgeous stop-motion animation to the goofy, homemade horror...
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The picture is frustrating not because it's bad, but because of how almost-good it is.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
It's not so much a miscalculation of his audience by Burton as it is a disregard. What lingers after Frankenweenie, far more than its...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
It is nonetheless imaginative in a highly familiar and ultimately tedious way.
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Simple, heartfelt and hilarious!

By robotsonik
Frankenweenie is heartfelt, hilarious and decidedly Burtonesque. Tim Burton's signature character designs are fantastic and the film takes us through a wonderful homage to monster movies of old while...


By sandiegopadre
To see this movie you must first be a Tim Burton groupie. Mr Burton you have given us yet another masterpiece of humor, common sense and at times a tear in the eye. Bottomline: I LOVED THIS MOVIE!...


By moviedad717
Amazing animation, quirky characters but way too sad and scary for little kids. Took five 10 year old gals and most were crying after the movie....

A good addition to the Frankenstein library

By davehammond
Another take on the Frankenstein story, well done as a film. My only quarrel is with how over stereotypical all the characters were. We had the smart Asian kid, the fat dumb kid, the fat mayor, the...

Not Worth It

By Theater_man
Saw Movie in 3D and that was a waste of money. There is nothing about the movie that 3D makes better. If you are going to see it wait until it is in a dollar theater, I thought the movie was boring...

Like it. 3D not needed. Could have waited for it on cable.

By rollergirl99
My husband and I enjoyed this movie. We both thought 3 D was lost o it, though (the previews were better). And, I know that the use of B&W was a creative choice, but frankly (weenie), I'm there to be...

As creatively creepy as Tim Burton can get

By HoodCritic1
In a way this is full circle for Tim Burton, returning to give length to an early short film that nearly ruined his career but by doing so, he made have made another contribution to his eerie...

Wait for Netflix

By QUiogue
Pretty lame. You can clearly see Disney's hand in it b/c they attempt to make Sparky as cute as Ole' yeller. I think all they have in the movie is that dumb dog barking and licking. Given how the...


By DoTheRightThing1970
Ive never written a review and signed up specially for this movie. Its a GREAT film. Both myself and my daughter (7yrs old) enjoyed it immensely. The visual effects are amazing and the story so...

Depends of what you are looking for

By gomovies99
If you are looking for an easy going, visually stunning animations, and hearth touching movie you are good to go with this movie. If you are looking for some deep content, a conceptual movie, or...

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Rated PG | For Action, Scary Images and Thematic Elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ Burton's creepy young Frankenstein is perfect for tweens.
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