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October 5, 2012
PG , 1 hr 27 min
1,319 Fan Ratings
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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.
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...
By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Frankenweenie is a cool little flipbook of historical Burtonian style. It even brings back old friends, including "Beetlejuice's" Winona...
By Peter Travers
Getting creeped out has never seemed this totally cool.
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...
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.
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...
The picture is frustrating not because it's bad, but because of how almost-good it is.
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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By Todd McCarthy
It is nonetheless imaginative in a highly familiar and ultimately tedious way.
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Rated PG | For Action, Thematic Elements and Scary Images
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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