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      Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

      2005, Kids & family/Fantasy, 1h 55m

      228 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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      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. Read critic reviews

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      Based on the beloved Roald Dahl tale, this comedic and fantastical film follows young Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) and his Grandpa Joe (David Kelly) as they join a small group of contest winners who get to tour the magical and mysterious factory of eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp). Aided by his diminutive Oompa Loompa workers (Deep Roy), Wonka has a hidden motivation for the tour, one that he will reveal only after the children in the group show their true colors.

      • Rating: PG (Mild Language|Action|Quirky Situations)

      • Genre: Kids & family, Fantasy, Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Tim Burton

      • Producer: Brad Grey, Richard D. Zanuck

      • Writer: John August, Roald Dahl

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $206.5M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

      • Production Co: Warner Bros., Zanuck Company, Village Roadshow Pictures, Plan B Films

      • Sound Mix: SDDS, DTS, Dolby SRD

      • Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.37:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Johnny Depp
      Freddie Highmore
      David Kelly
      Noah Taylor
      Missi Pyle
      James Fox
      Deep Roy
      Christopher Lee
      Adam Godley
      AnnaSophia Robb
      Julia Winter
      Jordan Fry
      Philip Wiegratz
      Blair Dunlop
      Liz Smith
      Eileen Essell
      David Morris
      Geoffrey Holder
      Brad Grey
      Rick Berman
      Graham Burke
      Patrick McCormick
      Michael Siegel
      Brenda Berrisford
      Derek Frey
      Danny Elfman
      Philippe Rousselot
      Chris Lebenzon
      Alex McDowell
      Peter Young
      Gabriella Pescucci

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      • Sep 03, 2016

        I respect the fact that Burton was trying to make something much closer to Dahl's novel than the 70s adaptation but he gets lost in the visuals and Depp's misguided weirdness. Also, the attempt to give Wonka a backstory (especially one this disappointing) was a critical error.

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      • Apr 02, 2014

        Tim Burton's version of Roald Dahl's classic work is pretty a copy of the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, and it just doesn't deliver. In fact, I found this to be among the worst of Tim Burton's films. In the lead role of Willy Wonka is Johnny Depp, who is always great in very off the wall eccentric characters, but here he is out of place, and just doesn't cut. I found this be a dull, boring film, one that tried too hard at putting new life into a classic story. The end result is a train wreck of a film, one that just doesn't offer anything new or exciting. I guess you can say that this is a remake, and in that regards, it's a horrible one, and it joining countless other movies that have been butchered by remakes. Burton has made some great films, but Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ranks among his worst with Planet of the Apes. I thought that this film relied more on visuals and effects to try and entertain, while the original grabbed your attention with memorable performances, well executed storytelling and charm. This tries too hard at delivering an entertaining ride by cramming way too much into the film, and overdoing everything. The finished film just doesn't deliver anything memorable and it ends up being a waste of time. Don't expect anything good with this film. Stick with the 1971 film, it is a far superior picture and it has a much better cast and it doesn't overdo anything like this one did. This one just has nothing to really grab your attention. Tim Burton is talented, but he just doesn't pull off anything fun, entertaining and ultimately memorable with his version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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      • Jul 24, 2013

        An atrocity beyond imagination is what awaits anyone who watches Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In the hands of Tim Burton this beloved children's tale becomes a demented, psychopathic maze of sh**. The one highlight of the film is Danny Elfman's music, but it doesn't compare to the classic songs of the original. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a soulless family comedy that's bereft of joy and wonder.

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      • Oct 27, 2012

        The visions of Dahl and Burton perfectly complement each other (please see Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr Fox as a point of direct contrast here) and the film is therefore faithful to the book in a modern transposition (for instance the updating of Violet Beauregarde and Mike Teevee are prefect, and fully faithful to Dahl's characters). It is acerbic, funny, unsettling, with a good fondant centre, immeasurably superior to the Gene Wilde version I grew up with. However, the British accents referring to 'candy' grates massively: please choose one or the other.

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