The Nightmare Before Christmas
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Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.
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Fresh: inspiring, wacky, and infused with Burton's unique romanticism suffused with, but not subsumed by, a gothic sensibility
- Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: This full-length animated movie was shot in stop motion, with all the febrile, twittery fascination that the medium exerts; it has a magic-toy shop feeling, with unexpected objects stuttering into life.
- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Fresh: The script's non-stop momentum suits the roller-coaster photography -- and the punchy running time brings things to a close before eye-strain sets in.
- Ben Walters, Time Out, Thursday, January 26, 2006
The problem with this is that it's both a Christmas film and a Halloween film and that doesn't really work. At Halloween it's too early to be thinking about Christmas but at Christmas it's too late to be thinking about Halloween and you just want pure Christmas. It is a good film with a good story and morals but it just didn't work for me.
- StarCrossedVoyager, Monday, December 26, 2011
The animation is absolutely brilliant and the songs are excellent. Its my favorite christmas film of all time.
- aquateen2, Monday, February 20, 2012