Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005)

Tim Burton returns to the dark but fanciful animated style of The Nightmare Before Christmas with this stop-motion black comedy. Victor (voice of Johnny Depp) lives in a small European village in the 19th century, where he is pledged to… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 16, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 31, 2006
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As can be expected from a Tim Burton movie, Corpse Bride is whimsically macabre, visually imaginative, and emotionally bittersweet.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

As fun as the film occasionally is, it just plays like a compilation of greatest hits.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Beneath the bone pile of allusions, Corpse Bride is a darkly enchanting fable in its own right.

Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

Visually, Burton is at his most Edward Gorey-esque in the austere, storybook Victorian land of the living, whilst his contrasting comic underworld summons the spirit of Poe, the personality of Harryhausen and the ephemera of his own back catalogue.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

They just keep going through the same things over and over again. The songs are forgettable.

Teresa Wiltz
Washington Post

Based on a Russian folk tale, Corpse Bride makes for breathtaking viewing.

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Joshua Starnes

The Corpse Bride may be a bit too melancholy to find a real family audience, but for an adult who hasn't quite given up on happily ever afters and strange goings on in the dark woods, it's just the ticket.

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Tasha Robinson
AV Club

All too often, Tim Burton's movies feel like they're covered in flop sweat, as if he's trying too hard and worrying too much. By contrast, Corpse Bride is a cool breeze across the brow.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

What makes Corpse Bride sing, ultimately, is the breadth of imagination that it demonstrates; creating a cluttered, textured and mysteriously beautiful world that we're loathe to leave at the end.

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Fernando F. Croce

Another Burtonesque blur of wise-guy nudging and romantic exhilaration

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Letitia Lew
Made-for-Halloween movie with weak plot and many slow moments but at least provides a great and easy new costume option for women haha.
Phil Hubbs
Another beautiful dark gothic whimsical fairytale from the mind of Burton, but one wonders that he is just trying to recapture (maybe even copy) previous glory… More
KJ Proulx
Over ten years ago marked the release of Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, and while many people rank it among his absolute best films, I am here to discuss why I… More
Manu Gino
There's been a grave misunderstanding. Good animated film. Great story and animation. Loved the voices and i hope Tim Burton and Johnny Depp keep on… More
Thomas Bowler
By turns funny and moving with some great songs, this is a lesser-seen but still great effort from Tim Burton. Full review later.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Paul Whitehouse, Joanna Lumley, Albert Finney, Richard E. Grant, Christopher Lee, Michael… More