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The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Henry Selick

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About the Movie

Enter an extraordinary world filled with magic and wonder -- where every holiday has its own special land... and imaginative, one-of-a-kind characters! The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the heartfelt tale of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, and all things that go bump in the night. Bored with the same old tricks and treats, he yearns for something more, and soon stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town! Jack decides to bring this joyful holiday back to Halloween Town. But as his dream to fill Santa's shoes unravels, it's up to Sally, the rag doll who loves him, to stitch things back together. This critically acclaimed movie milestone captured the heart and imagination of audiences everywhere with its Academy Award-nominated stop-motion effects, engaging Grammy-nominated music, and the genius of Tim Burton (Batman, Planet of the Apes). The Nightmare Before Christmas -- a delightful treat the whole family will enjoy!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 92
  • Fresh: 87
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 8.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Flattened for years on cable and video, Nightmare has been resurrected in all its tactile glory. – Scott Brown, Entertainment Weekly, Feb 16, 2012

Fresh: A fun house of funereal glamour. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: The dazzling techniques employed here create a strikinglook that's never been seen in such sustained form, making this a unique curio that will appeal to kids and film enthusiasts alike. – Todd McCarthy, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Part avant-garde art film, part amusing but morbid fairy tale, it is a delightfully ghoulish holiday musical that displays more inventiveness in its brief 75 minutes than some studios can manage in an entire year. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Dec 3, 2013

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Customer Reviews

best movie EVER

used to watch this when i was younger and i still love it best movie in the world!!!! <3

the best movie ever!!!!!

It's now been long enough since the original release of this film to be able to stand back and say - this film will live forever! 14 years on and I watched it again at the cinema a couple of weeks ago and I love it now as much as I did the first time. Oh, and it's still fun to sing along to all the songs!

the best thing about this movie...

... u can watch it on halloween or christmas

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  • $17.99
  • Genre: Kids & Family
  • Released: 1993

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