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Frankenweenie

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

 
 
 
Released: 2012
   
Genre: BLACK COMEDY
MONSTER
ANIMATION
HORROR
FAMILY
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 87
 
 


 
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This isn't one of Burton's best, but it has zealous energy. It might have been too macabre for kids in past, but kids these days, they've seen it all, and the charm of a boy and his dog retains its appeal.
(Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)
The picture is frustrating not because it's bad, but because of how almost-good it is.
(Stephanie Zacharek, NPR)
While Frankenweenie is fun, it is not nearly strange or original enough to join the undead, monstrous ranks of the classics it adores.
(A.O. Scott, New York Times)
There's no question it looks fantastic... As for the story, well, much like the original Frankenstein's monster, it is a haphazard assemblage of well-aged source materials jolted back to life with new technology, but it isn't quite as sophisticated as one might hope.
(Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic)

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