Coraline (2009)

Coraline Jones is a girl of 11 who is feisty, curious, and adventurous beyond her years. She and her parents have just relocated from Michigan to Oregon. Missing her friends and finding her parents to be distracted by their work, Coraline… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 6, 2009
DVD Release Date: July 21, 2009
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With its vivid stop-motion animation combined with Neil Gaiman's imaginative story, Coraline is a film that's both visually stunning and wondrously entertaining.

Tom Charity

Coraline never stops taking artistic risks. I hope there's a brave enough audience out there willing to take the plunge.

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James Berardinelli

Employing stop-motion animation that renders human beings with the distinctive characteristics evident in both The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach, Selick finds the perfect look to bring Gaiman's vision to life.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Entertaining, funny and surprisingly suspenseful a times, Coraline is the perfect movie for your little one...and for the child in all of us.

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Randy Myers
San Jose Mercury News

All involved in this production deserve praise for turning Coraline into a triumph of storytelling and cinematic technology. Whether you're young, middle-age or older, you'll adore it.

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David Denby
New Yorker

A gift to imagination.

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Brigit Grant
Daily Express (UK)

Having read Neil Gaiman's novella a number of times, I had my own idea of what the little girl who discovers an alternative and terrifying other world in her own home should be like but director Henry Selick's vision knocks spots off my own.

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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

This dark edge will be the biggest test of the film as a commercial prospect: it may be too terrifying for the target audience. But for braver kids - and parents - this is a thrilling, even challenging ride.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Neil Gaiman's hugely popular 2002 children's horror novel Coraline has been given the animated 3-D treatment but you may want to keep the toddlers away from this one.

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Julie Washington
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Coraline is an interesting film that leaves its audience with two thoughts. Normal life is perfect, even when it isn't, and beware of dreams with fangs.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
When they put Neil Gaiman on screen we get magic. Again an amazing adaption of an amazing tale. Me and my daughter enjoyed every second of this one.
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KJ Proulx
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Red Lats
Enjoyed it - not sure how my kids would have felt about it if they would have seen it as kids.
Ross Collins
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Christian C
Interesting story and fabulous animation. Not your usual animated feature -- a bit darker than I expected.