Beetlejuice

critic Reviews

, 84% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Brilliantly bizarre and overflowing with ideas, Beetlejuice offers some of Michael Keaton's most deliciously manic work - and creepy, funny fun for the whole family.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Steve RoseGuardian
    The story almost comes off the rails, but Beetlejuice's charm lies more in the execution. The movie is crammed with visual invention and snappy comedy.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    David AnsenNewsweek
    For sheer off-the-wall audacity, Tim Burton's demented Beetlejuice certainly demands respect, even if it's more enjoyable in concept than in execution.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    The movie's such a riot of invention we let him take it more or less anywhere.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jay BoyarOrlando Sentinel
    Betelgeuse doesn't fully emerge until the film is half over, but Michael Keaton makes a strong enough impression in the role to explain why the picture is named after his character.
    Read full article
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune
    An overly ambitious special-effects comedy obviously influenced by the success of Ghostbusters.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Kevin ThomasLos Angeles Times
    The film is a dazzling display of director Tim Burton's unique pop culture sensibility.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Allison RoseFlickDirect
    Keaton shines in this role, breathing life (pun intended) into an immature and manipulative ghost.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Ángel Luis InurriaEl Pais (Spain)
    Beetlejuice only manages to entertain from time to time, but it keeps us interested in the future projects of such a peculiar filmmaker. [Full Review in Spanish]
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Dom NeroEsquire Magazine
    Beetlejuice seems above all categorization, a fearlessly original piece of work.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Scott MenzelWe Live Entertainment
    Beetlejuice is so memorable and iconic because Burton took chances and dared to be different.
    Read full article