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Coraline (film)

84 Ratings: 3.3
A 2009 stop motion animated fantasy film directed by Henry Selick.

For the last three years, the world's oddest and most talented animators, artisans, and puppet fabricators have been hand-making LAIKA's first animated feature film, Coraline. Led by Henry Selick, the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas … see full wiki

Director: Henry Selick
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Release Date: February 06, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
18 reviews about Coraline (film)
review by . March 26, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
   Yes, yes; I know there is a BOOK called Coraline that was the basis of this film.      I have more time to watch a movie than to sit and read, sue me.      Now that that is out of the way -      Coraline follows a young girl and her parents who have moved from the city where her parents write seed catalogs (but in reality hate dirt). Coraline is bored to tears. She wanders around meeting the other eccentric residents of the …
review by . January 22, 2011
Coraline is in my opinion one of the best kids films of the 2000's and one of the best kids movies I have ever seen. It is made by Henry Selick, the mastermind behind Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach, and is made somewhat in the style of a Tim Burton movie. The animation is simply breathtaking and the voice acting is wonderful as well. The only reason I'm not giving it a 90 or 100 is that it scared the hell out of me in the theatre, but not so much in the comfort …
review by . July 22, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I personally enjoyed this film, though my son refused to continue watching it, just for the mere fact of the dark eeriness that surrounds it. The director, Henry Selick, is much more like Tim Burton than I expected, though I believe they've worked together in the past. However, since I enjoy Tim Burton movies, I enjoyed Coraline. However, I would not recommend it to you if you don't have a humor or artistic appreciation similar to that of Burton's because Coraline is right up that alley.   …
review by . April 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Neil Gaiman is known mostly for his graphic novels and a handful of Children's Literature (not to mention an adult novel or two).  He's all over and has a pretty big cult following.  When he began writing Coraline it was mostly just a free write.  Hence, he didn't know where the story was going or what would happen next.  When he was finished with it, his first thought was: Henry Selick would like this.  And he had his agent send it off to Henry Selick who did, indeed, love …
Quick Tip by . January 06, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
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Neil Gaiman's work becomes adapted to the big screen in gorgeous stop-motion animation. This is a fantastic whimsical story about us being dissatisfied with what we have, and our desires that may tend to lead us to a darker path.
review by . May 28, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
You have to feel for Henry Selick. He got somewhat of a raw deal with his directoral debut feature The Nightmare Before Christmas.  Most of the credit and accolades for that film undeservedly went to Tim Burton, who actually only provided the story and some of the character designs. The style and aesthetic of that movie was assumed to be all Burton's, but, after seeing Coraline, it's clear how much was down to Selick.   Coraline is a stunningly well designed movie; beautiful yet strange, …
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Great moral to this one! And it's not just for kids. It can be enjoyed by adults, too.
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A huge breath of fresh air; gorgeous cinematography and reminder to cherish the things we already have. "Be careful what you wish for."
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Coraline was just so cute and mysterious at the same time... loved it
Quick Tip by . July 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A very interesting animated film, one of my favorites. I suggest watching it with as many people as possible
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
i stumbled across this movie at the redbox, i'd never heard of it. i rented it and was expecting it to be what it was marketed as, a childrens movie. it was great, just not great for kids in my opinion. the story was a little to twisted and grotesque for the younger kids.
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
There's more magic to Coraline than it appears. It's a good film that can be haunting, but it's nevertheless fun, and well put together. Fans of Henry Selick might want to check this out for the sake of curiosity.
review by . July 10, 2010
   For the most part I try to stay clear of Tim Burtons films, ever since the corpse bride but my girlfriend for some reason loves them, and so to keep the peace I watched this movie. It has an interesting plot, as most Burton movies do, but as in typical Burton style the rating was very questionable. I can't believe that young kids can watch this. Anything that has to do with witches stealing children, tricking and demanding that they love them, and then to prove this devotion they …
review by . July 21, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Coraline is a clever and inventive young girl, whose overworked and absent-minded parents tend to ignore her. She discovers a portal into elsewhere, with an other mother who is all too eager to please. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Luckily, Coraline's got the courage and pluck to face up to the absurdity and horror she faces on the other side. Based on Neil Gaiman's inventive modern children's classic, it's a brilliant stop-motion adaptation, comparable in depth and theme and …
review by . February 11, 2009
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This movie created a strange nostalgia for me because it so clearly reminded me of the things I loved when I was little--secret passages, dolls that have their own will, a world all your own that only you know about. I also think it was an incredible use of 3D technology--so much better than stupid things like Captain Eo that just fling boulders at you. The 3D really made this for me. And I am generally NOT a fan.
review by . April 13, 2009
If bright colors in recent family films have been getting on your nerves recently I would like to turn your attention to "Coraline." Based off a book by Neil Gaiman and directed by stop-motion master Henry Selick, here is a movie that dares to be ugly, stiff, and dark. A movie that is visually stunning not because it's great but because it stands out. Oh don't get me wrong, there are scenes of beauty and color, but as the main character finds out this is all a cover up before the meat of the story …
review by . May 31, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Coraline, the latest adaptation of a work by Neil Gaiman, has hit theatres. It tells the story of young girl who, along with her rather oblivious parents, has just recently moved to the Pink Palace Apartments in what appears to be Ashland, Oregon. She feels stifled and doesn't like the place, especially after she meets weird local boy Wybie.    Her life becomes rather more interesting when she finds a portal to another world (climbing through something rather similar to a big, …
review by . May 31, 2009
Coraline, the latest adaptation of a work by Neil Gaiman, has hit theatres. It tells the story of young girl who, along with her rather oblivious parents, has just recently moved to the Pink Palace Apartments in what appears to be Ashland, Oregon. She feels stifled and doesn't like the place, especially after she meets weird local boy Wybie.    Her life becomes rather more interesting when she finds a portal to another world (climbing through something rather similar to a big, …
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