100

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
But the real marvel is that beneath the ghoulish in-jokes and horror-geek allusions, there's a core of the same bittersweet truth that makes the best fairy tales resonate from one generation to the next.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A wondrous flight of fancy, a stop-motion-animated treat brimming with imaginative characters, evocative sets, sly humor, inspired songs and a genuine whimsy that seldom finds its way into today's movies.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This stop-action animated feature is downright sweet and tender, as well as all the other things we've come to expect from him -- funny, bizarre, graphically stunning and blithely necrophilic.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Easily the best stop-motion animated necrophiliac musical romantic comedy of all time. It is also just simply, wonderful: a morbid, merry tale of true love that dazzles the eyes and delights the soul.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The story itself is a smooth little gem.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's warped and wonderfully effervescent. Ditto the songs by Danny Elfman, who sings the role of Bonejangles, the frontman for a skeleton jazz band at a swinging underworld club. Best of all is the love story.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Features the season's most tragic heroine along with some of the liveliest dead people ever seen on film.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Burton, who directed the film with animator Mike Johnson, has rarely been in brisker, friskier form.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Deliriously original.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As an achievement in macabre visual wizardry, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride has to be reckoned some sort of marvel.
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83 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.