• Released
  • October 5, 2012
  • PG , 1 hr 27 min
  • Comedy
    Animated
  • 176 Fan Ratings
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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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100

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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91

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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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Getting creeped out has never seemed this totally cool.
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88

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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85

Movieline

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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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80

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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70

NPR

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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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50

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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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
It is nonetheless imaginative in a highly familiar and ultimately tedious way.
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Rated PG | For Thematic Elements, Scary Images and Action
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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