Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Just a parade of scattershot gags, more often weird than funny an dmost often just flat. [13 Dec 1996, p.C5]
  2. 10
    It's stingy at heart. Burton, who collaborated with British screenwriter Jonathan Gems, brings nothing of "Edward Scissorhands's" magic or "Beetlejuice's" wacky fun to this sadly empty exercise. Aimlessly plotted and blandly written.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. DeanD.
    Mar 20, 2006
    2
    A total waste of time. Jokes were few and far between, and seldom funny at all. Tack those onto a threadbare, incoherent plot, and you have a recipe for disaster. Full Review »
  2. BobB.
    May 29, 2006
    0
    Tim Burton made this? or was he just making an attempt at a modern Ed Wood film?
  3. Dee
    Feb 9, 2006
    3
    No real plot. The movie was all over the board. The scenes made good actors appear as amaturs.