Coraline

Coraline

Coraline

Coraline is based on Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling book and is helmed by stop-frame animation freak Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas).

A young girl (voiced by Dakota Fanning) walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life - only way better. But when this wondrously off-kilter adventure turns dangerous, and her counterfeit other mother (voiced by Teri Hatcher) tries to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her stubborn determination and the aid of her talking black cat to get back home.

2009Rating: PG, for thematic elements, scary images, some language and suggestive humor100 minsUSALaika
AdventureKids & FamilyFantasy
Director:
Henry Selick ('The Nightmare Before Christmas', 'James and the Giant Peach', 'Monkeybone')
Writer:
Henry Selick
Cast:
Dakota FanningTeri HatcherIan McShaneKeith DavidJennifer SaundersJohn HodgmanDawn French

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Coraline / Reviews

Variety

Variety

This eccentric and deliriously inventive fantasy finds stop-motion auteur Henry Selick scaling new heights of ghoulish whimsy, buoyed by a haunting score that works its own macabre magic.

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Total Film

Total Film

Rich, ingenious and frighteningly close to home, Selick’s new nightmare puts him nearer to Guillermo del Toro and David Lynch than Tim Burton. See it in 3D. Then sleep with the light on.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Coraline lingers in an atmosphere that is creepy, wonderfully strange and full of feeling.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

This is a gloomy film with weird characters doing nasty things. I've heard of eating chocolate-covered insects, but not when they're alive.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Story waffles but spellbinding animation. Not one for the littlies.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A remarkable feat of imagination, a magical tale with a genuinely sinister edge.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This is a marvelous family story, tapping into all sorts of childhood dreams and nightmares involving Mommy, monsters and heroic youngsters. Selick's imaginative sets and puppets are in perfect pitch with Gaiman's fantasy.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Terrifying and beautiful, believable and fantastical, this is one of the best children's films in years and Selick's finest -- better even than "The Nightmare Before Christmas."

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