Beetle Juice

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13

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Critic Reviews

  1. 50
    Gets off to a start that's so charming it never lives it down. The movie is all anticlimax once we realize it's going to be about gimmicks, not characters.
  2. Christian Science Monitor
    Reviewed by: David Sterritt
    50
    The screenplay is foolish and Michael Keaton overplays the title role badly, but director Tim Burton gives the comedy a heap of visual imagination. [22 Apr 1988]
  3. The New York Times
    Reviewed by: Elvis Mitchell
    40
    Elaborate as this sounds, there really isn't much plot here, only a parade of arbitrary visual tricks to hold the film together. [30 Mar 1988, p.C18]
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 239 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Nov 12, 2015
    7
    I have to admit, the '7' rating is mainly because of the spectacular performance from Michael Keaton. For me, he made the movie worthwhileI have to admit, the '7' rating is mainly because of the spectacular performance from Michael Keaton. For me, he made the movie worthwhile during otherwise slightly boring or uninteresting scenes. It's a pity he's only in it for like, thirty minutes! Full Review »
  2. Aug 3, 2015
    10
    A hilarious classic from Tim Burton that still continues to bring laughs even in its cast is absolutely perfect especially Michael Keaton whoA hilarious classic from Tim Burton that still continues to bring laughs even in its cast is absolutely perfect especially Michael Keaton who is hilarious as beetle juice, the sets and visuals in beetle juice are also a treat to look at Full Review »
  3. Jul 27, 2015
    9
    A cult classic. Beetlejucie is hilarious, feel good and at some points, terrifying. The character is exactly how I would think a dead exorcistA cult classic. Beetlejucie is hilarious, feel good and at some points, terrifying. The character is exactly how I would think a dead exorcist pervert **** would act coming along with all his mischief and tricks up his sleeve making for some pretty creepy sequences that are just past the line of being hysterical as well as slightly terrifying. I only wished they'd do more exploration in the world of the afterlife as there seems to be so much potential for a world there (I'd imagine this was further explored in Burton's Corpse Bride but it should've been in this movie as well) Full Review »