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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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Though the tale demands a darker outcome, the director disappointingly goes the Mouse House happy-ending route with a reprise of the original short film's finale - one that somehow plays with even more cringeworthy sentimentality.
(Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York)
Imaginative in a highly familiar and ultimately tedious way.
(Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter)
Tim Burton's sense of playfulness feels forced throughout, and as the film progresses, any humor or inventiveness takes a backseat to tumultuous set pieces that reference Frankenstein.
(Nick Schager, Slant Magazine)

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