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 is a sumptuous visual feast and a perfectly enchanting story.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, February 6, 2009
Fresh: Selick puts his real faith not in the gimmickry that Coraline's audiences will think they've shown up for, but in the stronger virtues that they'd likely view as old-fashioned: character, and story, and so on.
- Bob Mondello, NPR.org, Friday, February 6, 2009
Rotten: Coraline is a plucky heroine, and director Selig's imagination is indisputable. But the story falters in parts, and its dark tone could be off-putting for children.
- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Friday, February 6, 2009
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