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
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
Some doors should never be opened... I can't express how much I love this movie. I watched this more than 100 times and still didn't get bored of it (I think my DVD have cursed me million times for torturing it so much). I love the character "Coraline". Even though she's young but I just can't ignore her mature sarcasm. The movie is very colorful and the story is awesomely creative. This is basically a kid's movie which has a dark side but it's enjoyable for both kids and adults. They used some songs in it but I liked the second one (Exploration). The singer's voice is very calming. I highly recommend this to watch. But if you're not an imaginative person, then this movie is not for you. Step aside please.
- 3niR, Saturday, July 10, 2010