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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005 movie)

126 Ratings: 2.5
A movie directed by Tim Burton

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005  film adaptation of the 1964 book of the same name by Roald Dahl. Directed by Tim Burton, the film stars Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket and Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. The storyline concerns a young … see full wiki

Director: Tim Burton
Genre: Family
Release Date: July 15, 2005
MPAA Rating: PG
16 reviews about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005...
review by . May 23, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****    Advertised to audiences both young and old alike, the universe that Roald Dahl created in his 1964 novel "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" has always been one of dark but affectionate humor. So far, there have been two noteworthy adaptations; one in 1971 starring a memorably apathetic Gene Wilder, and another in 2005 directed by Tim Burton. And guess who plays the leading role in the latter. You know the story, you know the characters, you know the music …
review by . January 28, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
It's no secret that the 1971 film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory became a cult classic hit after it's strange flop in theaters.  What people don't know right off hand, is that Roald Dahl absolutely hated it because it deviated from his book a little too much.  In fact, Dahl hated it so much he refused to sell the rights to any of his books for years.  When he finally did sell the rights to another book, it would be just before he died (and from that you received the movie: James …
review by . September 24, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The first third of this movie, where you meet poor little Charlie Bucket and his family in their dilipidated home, where they are so poor that his grandparents sleep in one bed by the fire, head to toe, is so nearly perfect and straight from the novel by Roald Dahl that I actually got tense as Charlie opens each candy bar and still does not find that golden ticket. The disgusting children around the world finding those tickets were spot-on as well, including the best update whatsover in the movie, …
review by . March 31, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Tim Burton takesone of the most beloved stories of all time and turns it on it's heels....
Tim Burton is a master at constructing brilliant and unique films that boggle the mind and defy all beliefs there films that deliver a bold new twist each time but what makes Burton a master is his attention and devotion to his story. The detail and meticulous design of the sets, the costumes, the atmosphere of his films and how they all in some  strange way  impart a certain message of sorts   that  has a  bizarre connection to real life.  Tim Burton's 2005 adaptation …
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Definitely a die-hard fan of the original; Johnny Depp played a failing Wonka. Not my cup of tea.
Quick Tip by . July 18, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
a twisted tim burton take on a classic story...i will say i liked it better than the origional.
Quick Tip by . July 17, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
This movie was ok I was hoping it to be as good as the orginal I think it could have been better!
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
I like the story, but Johnny Depp creeped me out and so did the same actor who played the umpa lumpa- just down right disturbing.
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
Definitely better than Alice. I thought this was good, but nothing compares to the original.
review by . November 17, 2008
Chorus:   Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka   The song sticks in my brain   Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka,   This chocolatier's insane     A magician and a chocolate wiz   His creations are incredible   He's the best darn guy that ever lived   Too bad that he's inedible     When they stole his secret brews   He sealed the factory tight   He lost another dozen screws   But …
review by . July 27, 2006
Making a remake of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' could easily be redundant and unnecessary. Fortunately, with the high-tech wizardry and Johnny Depp's key performance, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' is a rich, but darker ride. Some of the same elements are there, and the development of the story is the same, but this time the atmosphere and the ending are much different. Both versions have musical numbers, and the story is still basically Dante's 'Inferno' for children (with modern …
review by . May 23, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
I know I'm in the minority here, but I wasn't jumping up and down about this movie. I loved the book as a child and loved the original film with Gene Wilder for its own original contributions...perhaps I'm biased. Still, I have always admired Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's work, and had been looking forward to this new interpretation of Roald Dahl's book.    This film was, indeed, more true to the book than the 1971 version...the squirrel room, the jungle scene, the children leaving …
review by . March 07, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
I wasn't particularly happy to hear that Tim Burton was doing a movie of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory because Gene Wilder epitomized Willy Wonka for me. I was wrong to doubt the genius of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. The movie is a visual delight, with its stark contrast between the poverty of Charlie's home and the lushness of the factory. The Oompa Loompas' hilarious dances mask the sinister underlining of their songs. The movie is very true to Dahl's book, with the obnoxious children and …
review by . November 24, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
A wonderful expressionist realization of a story that, at bottom, is about the viciousness and wonder to which children are equally susceptible, and the culpability of parents in the failings of their children -- i.e. for the parents' failure to cultivate in their children a sense of wonder and a healthy respect for the unknown. (That is why I think Burton's addition of the backstory regarding Wonka and his candy-hating dentist father is very much in the spirit of the original.) The Dickensian world …
review by . July 20, 2005
Pros: Johnny Depp! Tim Burton wry take on classic.     Cons: None     The Bottom Line: An enjoyable, fun romp through the Wonka Chocolate Factory!     What a visual treat this film was. The only thing I can really compare it to is the Wizard of Oz, the technicolor part. Visually, the costumes, make up, lighting, and set designs were really outstanding. The added special effects and production were nice too. I would imagine that many of …
review by . July 15, 2005
Pros: Depp and a charming plot.     Cons: May be to creepy in parts for the youngest viewers.     The Bottom Line: A charming updated to a beloved classic.     It seems of late that every month Hollywood either releases or plans to release a remake of a classic film. This summer has spawned no less than 5 remakes of classic films or televisions shows and with box office receipts in decline, it would seem that the public is craving for something …
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