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Coraline

anime & animation, sci-fi & fantasy


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!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    90%
  • Audience Score
    73%
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movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    90%
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  • Audience

    73%

Top Critic Reviews

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

Audience Reviews

4 stars

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

5 stars

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

4 stars

B+

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Friday, July 23, 2010