Coraline 3D

Coraline 3D

Coraline 3D

Coraline is based on Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling book and is helmed by stop-frame animation freak Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas).

A young girl (voiced by Dakota Fanning) walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life - only way better. But when this wondrously off-kilter adventure turns dangerous, and her counterfeit other mother (voiced by Teri Hatcher) tries to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her stubborn determination and the aid of her talking black cat to get back home.

2009Rating: PG, contains scary scenes and mild language100 minsUSALaika
AnimatedKids & FamilyFantasy
Director:
Henry Selick ('The Nightmare Before Christmas', 'James and the Giant Peach', 'Monkeybone')
Writer:
Henry Selick
Cast:
Dakota FanningTeri HatcherIan McShaneKeith DavidJennifer SaundersJohn HodgmanDawn French

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

This eccentric and deliriously inventive fantasy finds stop-motion auteur Henry Selick scaling new heights of ghoulish whimsy, buoyed by a haunting score that works its own macabre magic.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Rich, ingenious and frighteningly close to home, Selick’s new nightmare puts him nearer to Guillermo del Toro and David Lynch than Tim Burton. See it in 3D. Then sleep with the light on.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Coraline lingers in an atmosphere that is creepy, wonderfully strange and full of feeling.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This is a gloomy film with weird characters doing nasty things. I've heard of eating chocolate-covered insects, but not when they're alive.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Story waffles but spellbinding animation. Not one for the littlies.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A remarkable feat of imagination, a magical tale with a genuinely sinister edge.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This is a marvelous family story, tapping into all sorts of childhood dreams and nightmares involving Mommy, monsters and heroic youngsters. Selick's imaginative sets and puppets are in perfect pitch with Gaiman's fantasy.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Terrifying and beautiful, believable and fantastical, this is one of the best children's films in years and Selick's finest -- better even than "The Nightmare Before Christmas."

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

This eccentric and deliriously inventive fantasy finds stop-motion auteur Henry Selick scaling new heights of ghoulish whimsy, buoyed by a haunting score that works its own macabre magic.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Rich, ingenious and frighteningly close to home, Selick’s new nightmare puts him nearer to Guillermo del Toro and David Lynch than Tim Burton. See it in 3D. Then sleep with the light on.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Coraline lingers in an atmosphere that is creepy, wonderfully strange and full of feeling.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This is a gloomy film with weird characters doing nasty things. I've heard of eating chocolate-covered insects, but not when they're alive.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Story waffles but spellbinding animation. Not one for the littlies.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A remarkable feat of imagination, a magical tale with a genuinely sinister edge.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This is a marvelous family story, tapping into all sorts of childhood dreams and nightmares involving Mommy, monsters and heroic youngsters. Selick's imaginative sets and puppets are in perfect pitch with Gaiman's fantasy.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Terrifying and beautiful, believable and fantastical, this is one of the best children's films in years and Selick's finest -- better even than "The Nightmare Before Christmas."

5.0

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