Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Tim Burton's take on Roald Dahl's classic kids book about eccentric candy tycoon Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) and Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore), the boy from a poor family who finds a winning golden ticket in a Wonka chocolate bar. The ticket grants him access to Wonka's fantastical factory, along with his grandad and fellow winners - the greedy Veruca Salt, media-obsessed Mike Teevee, competitive Violet Beauregarde and gluttonous Augustus Gloop.

2005Rating: PG, Some scenes may scare very young children115 minsUSA, UK
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Entertaining and fabulously imaginative in many ways.

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Time Out

Time Out

It's nearly impossible to fathom the grand act of sabotage that Johnny Depp has committed upon the source material as its reclusive chocolatier.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Finally a worthy, excellent remake.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The kids, their adventures and the song and dance numbers are so entertaining that Depp's strange Willy Wonka is not fatal to the movie, although it's at right angles to it.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A winning, charming, very droll children's film for the whole family.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Witty, wonderful and wildly imaginative, Burton's first proper 'family movie' since Pee-Wee's Big Adventure delivers a sugar rush that'll last for days.

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