Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • PG
  • 1h 56m
  • 2005
Certified Fresh83%
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Take an unforgettable, uniquely magical journey through director Tim Burton's deliciously delightful, whimsically wonderful world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. When eccentric candy man Willy Wonka promises a lifetime supply of sweets and a tour of his chocolate factory to five lucky kids, penniless Charlie Bucket seeks the priceless golden ticket that will make him a winner. Thanks to his Grandpa Joe, Charlie gets the prize of his dreams! But a far more wonderful surprise than Charlie ever imagined awaits him. In a land of chocolate waterfalls, giant lollipops, edible flowers and, of course, Oompa Loompas, it's nonstop, mouth-watering fun in the timeless fantasy Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Based on the children's classic by Roald Dahl.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh83%
Critics Consensus: Closer to the source material than 1971's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is for people who like their Chocolate visually appealing and dark.
Entertainment Weekly

June 21, 2017
New York Magazine/Vulture
Ken Tucker

As the star who's framed in the center of nearly every shot he's in, Depp is a constantly surprisi...

March 13, 2019
Andrew Sarris

I wonder if even children will respond to the peculiarly humorless and charmless stylistic eccentr...

March 13, 2019
New Yorker
Anthony Lane

You can't help feeling that a fantasist as accomplished as Burton can manage this kind of project...

March 13, 2019
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Joe Williams

It's got a gorgeous wrapper and a nut in the center, but it's not very sweet.

March 13, 2019
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Common Sense Says
Bright, spirited, and edgy version of Willy Wonka.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a colorful kids' adventure that -- like the book -- includes some intense scenes. Obnoxious children are ridiculed visually and in words by the Oompa Loompas and dispatched. One girl blows up into a giant blueberry, another boy is sucked into a tube, the other girl is attacked and pinned down by squirrels who proceed to throw her down a garbage chute. In one early scene, dolls burn up and their eyeballs pop out. The movie is much closer in dark tone to the book than its cinematic predecessor. Willy Wonka himself seems to disdain families.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family, Fantasy
  • Release Date:July 15, 2005
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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