Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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Very entertaining movie

by Suman on 11/15/2005

The movie is really good. The oompha-loompha character is great and johnny depp is good. The sound track and the songs in the film are very good. Children will definitely like it and even adults can enjoy this movie. Perfect family movie.

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great book -- awful movie

by Steve on 3/6/2006

If you've ever read the book, you may hate this movie. Once again, director Tim Burton takes a great childrens story (ala James and the Giant Peach) and adds unnecessarily dark storylines that are not part of the original book; Willy's creepy mean father, little Willy with scary braces, a somewhat mean Willy Wonka, and a screwed up ending. About the only thing this movie has going for it is casting. The kids and Charlie's grandparents were perfect for their roles. Johnny Depp was a good choice for Wonka, but Burton's creepy factor spoiled the performance. Please Hollywood...be faithful to great books.

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Product Overview

What wonders await you in Willy Wonka's factory? Explore fields of soft minty sugar grass in the Chocolate Room... Sail along the Chocolate River in a pink sugar boat... Experiment with Everlasting Gobstoppers in the Inventing Room... Observe talented squirrels in the Nut Room and travel to the Television Room by a glass elevator. You'll find a lot that's funny, a little that's mysterious... and an adventure as sweet as a satisfying as a Wonka Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight bar. This dazzling film adapted from Roald Dahl's classic children's novel, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Freddie Highmore, is your Golden Ticket to a world so inventive, so imaginative, you won't want to miss a delicious moment!

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Studio Warner
SKU 40724450
UPC 012569593374
UPC 14 00012569593374
Format DVD
Release Date 1/31/2012
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Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Actors
Name Depp,Johnny
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Directors
Name Tim Burton
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Cast & Crew
Alex McDowell - Production Designer
Brad Grey, et. al. - Producer
Bruce Berman, et. al. - Executive Producer
Chris Lebenzon - Editor
Danny Elfman - Original Music By
David Kelly - Actor
Freddie Highmore - Actor
Helena Bonham Carter - Actor
John August - Screenplay
Johnny Depp - Actor
Philippe Rousselot - Cinematographer
Roald Dahl - Based On Novel By
Tim Burton - Director
Reviews
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review If there is any living director who can do justice to the warped nature of Roald Dahl's "children's stories," it's Tim Burton. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory isn't the first time these two have "collaborated." Burton produced Henry Selick's animated James and the Giant Peach, but this time he's in the director's chair, with his favorite star in the camera's crosshairs. Although this movie is an adaptation of one of Dahl's best loved stories, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory feels like Burton through-and-through - from the bits and pieces cut from Edward Scissorhands to an ending that hearkens back to the theme of father/son affection from Big Fish.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Now this is strange. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory succeeds in spite of Johnny Depp's performance, which should have been the high point of the movie. Depp, an actor of considerable gifts, has never been afraid to take a chance, but this time he takes the wrong one. His Willy Wonka is an enigma in an otherwise mostly delightful movie from Tim Burton, where the visual invention is a wonderment.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1) EX , Dolby Surround Sound, Challenge, Documentary, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Depp,Johnny
Label Warner Home Video
Video Format DVD
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Kirk Honeycutt, HollywoodReporter.com A winning, charming, very droll children's film for the whole family.
Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune An exhilarating and fanciful movie that never drowns in money or technology.
Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight A feast for the eyes and the imagination.
A.O. Scott, The New York Times Wondrous. You've never seen anything like this before.
Francine Brokaw, LA Family Magazine A delicious treat for the entire family.
Clay Smith, Access Hollywood Destined to become a family movie classic!
Ebert & Roeper Two thumbs up.
Thelma Adams, US Weekly ****. The year's hippest family fantasy!

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