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Frankenweenie Synopsis
A boy harnesses the power of science to bring his beloved dog back to life. Based on an original idea by Tim Burton.
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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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Not what i expected

By Pjengineer
frankenweenie is not like an ordinary disney movie. I understand tim Burton helped direct it and believe me he is an amazing director but this, this i felt like they were rushed to make a halloween...

Not for kids

By Xgvr8p01
I wasn't sure whether to see Frankenweenie or Hotel Transylvania. Frankenweenie is dark, violent, and NOT for kids. I took my 8 yr old daughter and my 6 yr old twin boys and the kids couldn't handle...


By LaceyHutts
Took my two year old and three year to see this show and they loved every minute of it. They couldn't take their eyes off the movie. It was creative and heart felt....

ok for 5 years+

By cooldadmark
Ok movie for 5 years + , my son thought it was very funny, he found there to be some boring parts where the movie dragged on a bit, but overall he liked the movie. My 5 year old recommends going...

Revival from Alice

By WatchItandReviewIt
The only reasons why I'm voting this as "Must Go" is because it was ten times better than Alice in Wonderland, which seemed too edited for Tim Burton and because there's nothing I would change about...


By XeroNecross
Based on Tim Burton's original movie he created a very well remake of a live-action film into stop-motion. Black and white through out the whole film makes it feel like your watching an older movie...

Sad and Uplifting!

By Movie_Buff_86
Tim Burton is back at it again with his newest creation "Frankenweenie." You will laugh, you will cry, but most important you will understand the bond between an animal and an owner. They are part of...

Heart tugging nerdy fun for 10 & up,

By Nacho Baggo
The animation is beautiful even for Black & White. Sweeping scenes, rain, lightening, and fire were worked in remarkably well in this stop motion animated piece. The dark themes and characters may...

10 and up big guideline

By lelahgainey
I'm a big Tim Burton fan as it is, so i loved the movie that reason. Being a stop-motion black and white film was a classic feature i loved. Typical animal death scene was heart breaking and tear...


By sgtshiu
It's to be expected in a Tim Burton movie I suppose! My daughter didn't particularly care for it. However, she did love "The Nightmare Before Christmas", "Coraline" and other strange movies like...

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