films seen
19
average score
2.50*
nationality
USA - 63 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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One of Hollywood's true auteurs, who carved out a neat little niche for himself. Dark fantasy stories and quirky fairy tales make his oeuvre a blast to explore, though quality between individual entries can be more than a little inconsistent.

The good stuff

Frankenweenie

by Tim Burton
2012 / 87m - USA
Comedy, Sci-fi, Animation
Frankenweenie poster

Everything about Frankenweenie shows that this a film made with lots of passion and dedication.

Alice in Wonderland

by Tim Burton
2010 / 108m - USA
Fantasy
Alice in Wonderland poster

It's Burton's style that thrives the film to greater heights. One of the best Burton films I've seen so far, I hope he continues on this path

Mars Attacks!

by Tim Burton
1996 / 106m - USA
Comedy, Sci-fi
4.0*/5.0*
Mars Attacks! poster

Solid pieces

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

by Tim Burton
2016 / 127m - USA
Fantasy
3.5*/5.0*
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children poster

Big Eyes

by Tim Burton
2014 / 106m - USA
Drama
3.5*/5.0*
Big Eyes poster

Dark Shadows

by Tim Burton
2012 / 113m - USA
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
3.5*/5.0*
Dark Shadows poster

The inoffensive

Dumbo

by Tim Burton
2019 / 112m - USA
Fantasy
3.0*/5.0*
Dumbo poster

Not a bad remake by Tim Burton. Plenty of elements from the original return, even so this adaptation is different enough to stand on its own two feet. There are splashes of Burton magic littered throughout the film, though ultimately this is clearly Burton light. It's a fun little diversion, but I prefer his original work.

Sleepy Hollow

by Tim Burton
1999 / 105m - USA
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
3.0*/5.0*
Sleepy Hollow poster

Edward Scissorhands

by Tim Burton
1990 / 105m - USA
Romance, Fantasy
3.0*/5.0*
Edward Scissorhands poster

Tim Burton mixing urban fantasy and Gothic fairy tales. The result is a lot better than I remembered. I didn't really appreciate that particular combination the last time I watched it (I'm still a bigger fan of Burton's darker side), but at least the lighter elements didn't bother me as much this time around.

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Edward is somewhat of a cyberpunk Pinocchio, a man created by an inventor to cure his loneliness. When his creator dies he lives all alone in a mansion, until a family from a rosy suburban community finds him and takes him back with them. While he's slow to adjust, the people in the neighborhood seem to appreciate Edward's special skills.

I still prefer the darker scenes in the mansion, but I couldn't really ignore Burton's all-round creativity here. While still a little cheesy (not in the least because of Elfman's score), the mix of elements is quite unique and the film has plenty of memorable moments. Not my favorite Burton, but a commendable film nonetheless.

Worthy but flawed

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

by Tim Burton
2005 / 115m - USA
Fantasy, Musical
2.5*/5.0*
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory poster

Corpse Bride

by Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
2005 / 77m - USA
Fantasy, Musical, Animation
2.5*/5.0*
Corpse Bride poster

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

by Tim Burton
1985 / 91m - USA
Comedy, Adventure
2.5*/5.0*
Pee-wee's Big Adventure poster

Dubious filler

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

by Tim Burton
2007 / 116m - USA
Horror, Thriller, Musical
2.0*/5.0*
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street poster

Big Fish

by Tim Burton
2003 / 125m - USA
Romance, Fantasy, Adventure
2.0*/5.0*
Big Fish poster

Plain forgettable

Beetlejuice

by Tim Burton
1988 / 92m - USA
Comedy, Fantasy
1.5*/5.0*
Beetlejuice poster

Big nopes

Planet of the Apes

by Tim Burton
2001 / 119m - USA
Sci-fi, Action, Thriller, Adventure
1.0*/5.0*
Planet of the Apes poster

Batman Returns

by Tim Burton
1992 / 126m - USA
Fantasy, Action, Crime
1.0*/5.0*
Batman Returns poster

Irritation overload

Ed Wood

by Tim Burton
1994 / 127m - USA
Comedy, Drama
0.5*/5.0*
Ed Wood poster

Batman

by Tim Burton
1989 / 126m - USA
Action, Adventure
0.5*/5.0*
Batman poster