Remove ads

Information

A.k.a.
Beetlejuice
Year
1988
Runtime
92 min.
Director
Tim Burton
Genres
Comedy, Fantasy
Rating *
7.5
Votes *
171,489
Checks
44,951
Favs
2,713
Dislikes
210
Favs/checks
6.0% (1:17)
Favs/dislikes
13:1
* View IMDb information

Top comments

  1. Armoreska's avatar

    Armoreska

    great fun, but the amount of scenes that don't jive well is overwhelming 8 years 3 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    What I find interesting in Beetlejuice is the world building. What happens after we're dead? (And why Sandworms? If it's a Dune reference, it's a very deep cut.) The film gives some interesting answers, and turns the haunted house cliché on its head by making it about the ghosts' point of view. Indeed, they are the normal ones, and the family who bought their house are the real monsters. Tim Burton does tend to over-design, and at first I was a little put off that the made-over house was as bizarre as the afterlife. It lacked contrast. But then I realized that was the point. The new family was the ghosts' version of hell. Burton's love of the monstrous is manifest in the helpful daughter - Winona Ryder as the prototypical Goth girl - and in the way he steers his weird ship towards the unexpected. There's also a charming home-made feeling to the design, with stop motion monsters and a well-used model of the town in which Beetlejuice lives. I've been outspoken before about my disinterest in more recent Burton films, but Beetlejuice was made when he still had it! 3 years 2 months ago
  3. badblokebob's avatar

    badblokebob

    Ironically, I'd enjoy this a lot more if Betelgeuse wasn't in it. 3 years 11 months ago
See all comments

Friends

Login to see which of your friends have seen this movie!

Activity

  1. Bearded Beer Guy checked this movie 17 hours 20 minutes ago
  2. triptomylou and LadyArteMisa checked this movie 1 day 11 hours ago
  3. destructiveandsick favorited this movie 4 days 21 hours ago
  4. destructiveandsick, SadEbay and indiarnamj checked this movie 4 days 21 hours ago
  5. Hirkala, Viviananas and MonsieF checked this movie 6 days 18 hours ago
See more activity

In 5 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #69 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
    The New York Times's Book of Movies's icon

    The New York Times's Boo…

    69
  2. This movie ranks #73 in A.V. Club's The New Cult Canon
    A.V. Club's The New Cult Canon's icon

    A.V. Club's The New Cult…

    73
  3. This movie ranks #88 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs
    AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs's icon

    AFI's 100 Years...100 La…

    88
  4. This movie ranks #440 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
    TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films's icon

    TSZDT's The 1,000 Greate…

    440
  5. This movie ranks #778 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office
    Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office's icon

    Box Office Mojo's All Ti…

    778
View all lists this movie is in