From the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas comes a visually stunning stop-motion animated feature about Coraline Jones who finds a secret world that's just like her ownbut better!
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Cool but creepy animated fantasy too scary for young kids.
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Fresh: It takes an extraordinary mind to create a truly original, truly new, truly beautiful fable, Coraline is one such creation.
- Giles Hardie, Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: Parents of impressionable littlies should be mindful that the film does descend into a very effective nightmare world in the final reel and some time could be spent shielding eyes from Selick's more confronting creations.
- Simon Foster, sbs.com.au, Monday, August 9, 2010
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.
- jmanard52, Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Wow! I was completely blown away by this movie. I will divulge a well-kept secret in film culture: Tim Burton is not the reason A Nightmare Before Christmas kicked so much ass (just look at Corpse Bride). Neil Gaiman's story is wonderfully inticing and rich, and I didn't think Henry Selick's aethetic would necessarily lend itself to it, but it does really well. They tend to accentuate each other, I think. I can't say a bad word about this movie. It looks beautiful, the characters are great, the story is wonderful and the villain is insidiously terrifying. I especially love Coraline's neighbours, the two elderly woman who were formerly performers in some sort of series Shakespeare-themed burlesque acts, or the massive Russian dude on the top floor and his insightful mice. I also love how everyone staunchly refuses to pronounce Coraline's name properly.
- MidnightMadwoman, Wednesday, July 28, 2010