Frankenweenie (2012)

From creative genius Tim Burton comes Frankenweenie, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life-with just… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 8, 2013
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Frankenweenie is an energetic stop-motion horror movie spoof with lovingly crafted visuals and a heartfelt, oddball story.

Tom Charity

Tim Burton's most enjoyable movie in a long time.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The stop-motion animation - a favorite tool of Burton's - is given loving attention, and the character design is full of terrific touches, such as the hulking flat-topped schoolmate who looks a bit like a certain man-made monster.

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Eric D. Snider

Don't be surprised if everyone you know under the age of 13 declares this their new favorite Halloween film.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Burton's best film since 1994's Ed Wood or even 1990's Edward Scissorhands.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

The best thing about an animated monster movie with this much heart is: It's alive. In the best possible way.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

It ranks among Burton's most personal films, encompassing familiar themes of loneliness, isolation and an insatiable need for love and acceptance.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

This is a Tim Burton film with something to say. And that's a rare and precious thing.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

This 3-D, black-and-white "family" comedy is the year's most inventive, endearing animated feature.

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Kevin A. Ranson

... a padded short story that didn't require embellishment... looks very weak directly compared to the sheer brilliance of the similarly themed ParaNorman.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I am not the biggest Tim Burton fan...and I thought that this was just ok. Nothing to brag about...
Chris Weber
In the mid- 80s, Tim Burton (while still working for Disney as an animator) created for them a live action made for TV short called Frankenweenie about a boy… More
Julie B
So. This made me cry! Even if one knows this is about bringing a dog back to life, one might not think about how the dog might have gotten into that situation… More
Melvin White
Mrs. Frankenstein: When you loose someone you love they move into a special place in your heart.† "The electrifying dog is back from beyond the… More
Mark Walker
Tim Burton has occasionally been involved in animated movies throughout his career, having served as producer on "The Nightmare Before Christmas",… More
Nicki Marie
I get so bored of these movies (animated). Left up to me, I would never watch another one again.