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  Frankenweenie Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
6.96 /10
Charlie Tahan, Martin Landau , Martin Short
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Directed by: Tim Burton
Written by: John August

Released: 2012
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 87

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Pure, retro-cinematic joy.
(Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle)
Frankenweenie has that youthful verve and the ghoulishness of strange kids who will some day be eccentric creators. This movie is an attic experiment for its makers to be proud of and for audiences to cherish.
(Richard Corliss, Time)
Certainly the director's best movie in twenty years.
(Inkoo Kang, Movieline)
You have to feel pleased just for the existence of a film like Tim Burton's Frankenweenie. A 3-D, black-and-white, stop-motion animated film, it's a one-man blow for cinematic biodiversity.
(Liam Lacey, Toronto Globe and Mail)
This is a more personal movie for Burton than one might initially suspect. The very fact that he elected to re-tell this story after 28 years is an indication of how much it means to him. And I wouldn't be surprised to learn that, as a kid, he had a dog named Sparky.
(James Berardinelli, Reelviews)
Burton's finest, freshest film in ages is a welcome homecoming. You'd call it patchwork pastiche, if it weren't so zapped with energy, feeling and imagination. It's alive!
(Kevin Harley, Total Film)

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