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: March 30, 1988
DVD Release Date: June 26, 1997
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Brilliantly bizarre and overflowing with ideas, Beetlejuice offers some of Michael Keaton's most deliciously manic work - and creepy, funny fun for the whole family.

Kyle Counts
Hollywood Reporter

It's an experience, rather than another helping of the same old thing.

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Time Out

Some of the most surprisingly enjoyable viewing in years.

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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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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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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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Variety Staff

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.

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
Carlos Magalh„es
Entertaining and creative with its hilarious idea of afterlife, Beetlejuice is an early Tim Burton movie that finds a fine balance between horror and comedy,… More
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
Daniel Perry
Second time through, I think this movie's a classic--I mean, really, how many stories are told from the ghost's point of view? It's got its… 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
Eugene Bernabe
Beetlejuice is peculiar yet fascinating. The film's infectious laughter, obscure thrills and sensational performance from Michael Keaton upholds to this… 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