Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice (1988)

Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, newlyweds Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin are killed in a freak auto accident. Upon arriving in the outer offices of Heaven, the couple finds that, thanks to a century's worth of… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 26, 1997
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Beetlejuice means something good: that imaginative artists can bring a fading genre back from the dead.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

An appealing mess.

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Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

Early Tim Burton is creepy, dark fun for tweens and teens.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Luckily, Keaton pops up from his grave to liven things up when the antics pitting the good ghosts against the intruders become a trite cat & mouse game.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

[The] actors, not surprisingly, are limited by the stupidity of their material.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

With its sophisticated yet accessible blend of comedy and the macabre, I knew Beetlejuice was likely to be one of those films I would never tire of. But a classic? It's been 20 years. I'm willing to throw that blue ribbon on it.

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Time Out

Some of the most surprisingly enjoyable viewing in years.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Not since Ghostbusters have the spirits been so uplifting.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Quite possibly the most bizarre and flat-out surreal effort of Tim Burton's career...

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Michael Keaton is a raucous and hilarious precursor to Johnny Depp's drunken gay pirate. However, the story of ghosts trying to exorcise the living is… More
Unknown Hobo
Michael Keaton never gets enough respect for the movies he has made, same can be said for Alec Baldwin and Wynona Ryder but this movie is an integral part of my… More
Directors Cat
Beetlejuice was met with mixed response upon release and is now rightfully a classic to the horror comedy genre. And of course, Tim Burton's overlooked… More
Alex roy
Beetlejuice directed by Tim Burton is one of the essential horror comedies. Yet another memorable and bizarre film by Tim Burton, Beetlejuice is a thoroughly… More
Cassie Hill
Day-o. You say day, you say day, you say dayyy-oooo. This movie is very comical. Winona Ryder's Lydia Deetz, is so odd and interesting which equally… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Aaahhhh ... you get older, you see a film after some years, and it loses some of that original zing ...

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