Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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    It's nearly impossible to fathom the grand act of sabotage that Johnny Depp has committed upon the source material as its reclusive chocolatier.

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    As the star who's framed in the center of nearly every shot he's in, Depp is a constantly surprising Willy Wonka.

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    It's nearly impossible to fathom the grand act of sabotage that Johnny Depp has committed upon the source material as its reclusive chocolatier.

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    I wonder if even children will respond to the peculiarly humorless and charmless stylistic eccentricities of Mr. Burton and his star, Johnny Depp.

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    You can't help feeling that a fantasist as accomplished as Burton can manage this kind of project with his eyes shut. The trouble is that, from film to film, his dreams are starting to look the same.

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    It's got a gorgeous wrapper and a nut in the center, but it's not very sweet.

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    The production is top shelf.

    3/4
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    In its best sections, it's magically deranged in a way no other filmmaker could even come close to pulling off.

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    Throughout his fey, simpering performance, Depp seems to be straining so hard for weirdness that the entire enterprise begins to feel like those excruciating occasions when your parents tried to be hip.

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    The summer's most visually arresting escapist adventure.

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    Opulently entertaining.

    3/4
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    In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, director Tim Burton does his best work in years.

    3/4
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    A glorious pageant of wit and whimsy, and a new milestone in childhood moviegoing.

    5/5
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    It's too heavy. It's too bitter. And it's definitely got too many nuts.

    2/4
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    A movie that will delight children, annoy fans of the 1971 version that starred a slyly subversive Gene Wilder and perplex everyone else.

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    It's Depp's misfire that keeps the picture from becoming a genuinely sweet pleasure: As it stands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the equivalent of NutriSweet.

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    Burton's movie is not only more faithful, complex and better cast, it has an essential ingredient: squirrels.

    3/4
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    Burton has included a far more satisfying ending.

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    Is it sweet? Sure. But Charlie is so much richer than that.

    4/4
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    A beautifully executed, visually astounding film about love and family.

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    The movie weighs a ton, as expensive Hollywood kitsch usually does, and it's to Burton and Depp's credit that it doesn't completely buckle under its own mass.

    3/4
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    Much more faithful [to the source material].

    3/4
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    While the first Chocolate Factory was a color-mad eye-popper, this is something better: a carefully conceived and imaginatively created eye-opener.

    3/4
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    Energy lags aside, I recommend the movie for the weird and wonderful display of imagination that Burton brings to the task -- not to mention the occasional mordant touch.

    B
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    Wondrous and flawed.

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a spectacle to be enjoyed, but only as such.

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    This movie is a riot of fiendish invention.

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    Burton has pulled off the near-impossible: a fresh look at a classic.

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    In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burton has taken the 1971 cinematic bonbon Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, based on Roald Dahl's classic book, added nuts, and created something weirdly wonderful.

    3/4
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    A mischievously inventive, surreal entertainment, one that celebrates not only Whipple Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight and Nutty Crunch Surprise but Busby Berkeley, Stanley Kubrick, the Beatles, and the outer-space acting choices of one Johnny Depp.

    4/4
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    There's not a lot of substance to the kid-flick fantasy, but it does an exquisite job of transporting the viewers -- along with the protagonists -- to a gloriously magical setting.

    3/4
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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is not a total triumph. But it's successful enough to linger in your memory, for the most part pleasantly.

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    Neither the director nor the star can be accused of slacking off; Charlie is brimming with energy, cleverness and craft. But it remains more an abstract exercise than an all-engulfing experience.

    B-
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    A great piece of entertainment.

    4/5
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    The kids, their adventures and the song and dance numbers are so entertaining that Depp's strange Willy Wonka is not fatal to the movie, although it's at right angles to it.

    3/4
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    Entertaining and fabulously imaginative in many ways, this second bigscreen rendition of the late author's modest morality tale on the wages of unbridled excess sports excesses of its own.

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    It's all right without being particularly riveting.

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    A treat for twisted children of all ages.

    3/4
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    This is Burton in the winking mode and full-tilt visual extravagance of his three best movies: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Edward Scissorhands and Ed Wood.

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is an inspired and hugely satisfying meeting of director and material.

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    Burton's gifts ensure you won't be able to take your eyes off the screen, but that doesn't necessarily mean you'll be happy with what you're seeing.

    2/5
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    An exhilarating and fanciful movie that never drowns in money or technology.

    4/4
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    A madhouse kiddie musical with a sweet-and-sour heart.

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    Lovers of Dahl's book will almost certainly appreciate what Burton has wrought.

    3/4
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    Fun and nourishing, Charlie's the topsy-turvy equivalent of a three-course dinner in a single stick of gum.

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    A winning, charming, very droll children's film for the whole family.

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    It does look great.

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