90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Gorgeous filmmaking that brims over with funhouse thrills and ravishing romance.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
This is a very bloody fantasy (reds do eke their way into the black-and-blues), but it's hard to think of another film with as many severed heads whose overall tone is so sweet.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is the best-looking horror film since Coppola's "Bram Stoker's Dracula."
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75

Chicago Tribune

Visually sumptuous and playfully creepy.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Little more than a lavish, art-directed slasher movie.
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63

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Burton's films are endearing and impassioned despite the fact that they generally fail to tell a whole story, create a single rounded character, or inspire even mild laughs or chills.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A feast of imagery.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Your body's sitting there in the theater, but it feels as if your head is someplace else.
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A gorgeous screenful of period eye candy.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A film with no theatrical core and no integrity in the writing, acting or storytelling.
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65 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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