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Henry Selick

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About the Movie

From the Director of The Nightmare Before Christmas comes a visually stunning stop-motion animated feature like you've never seen before! Coraline Jones is bored in her new home until she finds a secret door that leads her into a world that's just like her own…but better! But when this fantastical adventure turns dangerous and her "other" Mother tries to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness and bravery to get home. Critics are hailing Coraline as "A remarkable feat of imagination." (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 262
  • Fresh: 237
  • Rotten: 25
  • Average Rating: 7.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Coraline never stops taking artistic risks. I hope there's a brave enough audience out there willing to take the plunge. – Tom Charity,, Nov 17, 2014

Fresh: All involved in this production deserve praise for turning Coraline into a triumph of storytelling and cinematic technology. Whether you're young, middle-age or older, you'll adore it. – Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News, Nov 17, 2014

Fresh: The fine details and surreal flourishes Selick lavishes upon Coraline's tentative travels into the unknown are a never-ending delight. Even during the sections of the story that are intended to disturb. – Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia), Nov 17, 2014

Fresh: Understated, dark and wonderful, it's a classic for those of Coraline's age. – Sacha Molitorisz, Sydney Morning Herald, Nov 17, 2014

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Customer Reviews

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Coraline is one of the most spectacular films. With its twisted humor, and dark perception, it exceeded my expectations. From the commercials it didn't see like much, but after seeing it in 3D, it felt like a dream. I was hooked through the entire film, not wanting to leave the theatre. Director, Henry Selick, did a good job separating the book and movie, and making then equal in similarity and uniqueness. The storyline was what drew me in the most. It wasn't clique, and it was a good sense of creepy. I read the book, and watched the movie, and I am satisfied with both.

Absolutely Amazing!

Since a lot of you won't want to read long reviews, you'll just need to know the following. The animation is wonderful and the storyline is amazing. I saw this in theaters and have been counting down to the day of the release. It's definately worth the money!

Good and creepy

Coraline is a modern day horror story for children. Horror may be extreme...lets say it is definitely spooky, with a lot of dark undertones. Its good that this film will entertain a kid without the common bathroom humors of recent kids flicks. There is nothing vulgar in this movie, although I could have gone with out seeing the old ladies in the bathing suit (yeesh) but there are certainly some rather perilous and macabre moments in this film, so I'd say it wasn't meant for the pre-school to third grade crowd. I'd even say it was darker than both Nightmare Before Christmas and The Corpse Bride. Where those two other film made light of macabre surroundings, Coraline does not and instead chooses to play it as a dramatic story. I took my niece who was eight to see the movie because she wanted to see it. We both enjoyed it but there were a couple moments where she seem disturbed. Not disturbed as in scarred for life, but it did give here nightmares...or so I was told by my sister. Whoops. Regardless of the scare factor the film is a fun and one of those fun scary things that kids eventually like to experience as they get older, such as the Disney cartoon of Sleepy Hollow, or the Halloween Tree. It also happens to be entertaining for adults as well.