User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 57
  2. Negative: 5 out of 57
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  1. ColeL.
    Nov 22, 2001
    2
    A numb, unfunny excuse for bad directing and a jumpy script. This film was not taken seriously when made.
  2. TomlL.
    Aug 3, 2002
    0
    I could absolutely not follow such a sketchy and jumpy script. This could have been a good dark comedy, but once again director Henry Selick tries too hard with his animation and warped mind.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Mar 8, 2001
    2
    This movie had a story for 4 year olds which made it boring for people older, but the jokes were for teenages which made it boring for everyone else. This is the worst movie I've seen in a long time.
Metascore
40

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 28
  2. Negative: 12 out of 28
  1. 30
    The result is a script so needlessly complicated that it defies comprehension.
  2. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    42
    A movie interesting enough in its conception to appeal to adults winds up being best suited to preadolescent sensibilities.
  3. There's unwieldy mess -- but there's also unruly brilliance to this dark and funny story about the havoc that ensues when a man's uncensored Freudian id is allowed the run of the place.