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Average: 5.88%
Pretty Bad: 1.68%
Total Crap: 2.52%

3 reviews, 101 user ratings

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Nightmare Before Christmas, The
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by spork-girl

"They're busy throwing snowballs instead of throwing heads!"
5 stars

Two of my favorite things! Halloween and awesome animation.

Well, it's nearly all claymation. But that makes it even cooler. I admire the tireless effort that went into this movie. It really pays off in a big way.

I'm not usually one for musicals, having been scarred as a child by too much singin in the rain, but this movie doesn't bother me in the least. It fits.

The plot setup is, roughly, Jack Skellington is a figurehead on a world centered around Halloween. He grows weary of it and sets out, all melancholy. He travels to Christmas land, and brings the wonders of xmas back to his world. In the mean time, a zombie girl has the hots for him and an evil mysterious villan is stirring up trouble.

This movie is one of the most visually stunning I've ever seen. It is extrememly well directed and planned and acted and sung and everything. The plot is engaging.

It might be a tad elementary for some, but I found it extremely appealing to adults. And may not really be appropriate for young kids who scare easily.

An excellent film. A must see for those who are interested in effect or animation or halloween. 5 entire sporks.

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User Comments

9/14/17 morris campbell good visuals but overrrated imho 3 stars
1/17/16 Alexis H It's the creepy things that go bump in the night, finally brought into the light. 5 stars
6/12/15 stanley welles concise, elegant and endlessly delightful 5 stars
1/06/15 Mario is the Best I like the claymation and that stuff but too reliant on Halloween. 3 stars
5/28/12 Stefani K One of my favorite movies. Love watching it at Christmas. 5 stars
8/04/10 Lana Favorite movie ever. Clean and fun, dark, funny and full of heart. 5 stars
4/29/09 Stephen Classic movie in my opinion 5 stars
2/20/09 Anonymous. a good christmas movie but isn't great IMO, like alot of people say. 4 stars
3/24/08 KES This movie was awesome 5 stars
1/28/08 Pamela White origional and great animation 4 stars
10/20/07 Jiz 14 years later, this is still one of the best movies ever and true proof of Burton's genius 5 stars
6/15/07 Vincent Ebriega This worked very well because the creators know what to do. A masterpiece in animation. 4/5 4 stars
12/19/06 David Pollastrini very funny 3 stars
12/18/06 Fiq Gag's from heaven!!! 5 stars
12/08/06 verdania may it was awsome 5 stars
12/06/06 Sharon I really liked this movie. 4 stars
11/11/06 Kristina Cooney I love watching this movie anytime of the year 5 stars
11/04/06 becky this is destined to be polayed from halloween to christmas in our house 5 stars
11/02/06 KAREN MATLOCK Another classic 5 stars
10/28/06 DIANA LOVED THIS MOVIE 5 stars
10/27/06 Tiffany Losco When it first came out, I was alot younger, So it scared me. Now I think its funny. 4 stars
10/26/06 Jazmin Great movie! 3D version is okay. The snow at the end was cool but thats it. 5 stars
10/25/06 David Pollastrini very funny 3 stars
10/24/06 Drew G Great film, love the songs 5 stars
10/24/06 Pritchett Absolute genius. A classic in every way imaginable. 5 stars
10/24/06 michael classic flix 5 stars
10/11/06 Kevin Awesome Movie, I've known every line since I was 3. No animated films of today compare 5 stars
10/10/06 JH Simply Marvellous! 5 stars
8/09/06 Dragon The Artist Tim Burton is an artistic genius!!!!! 4 stars
6/16/06 Lauren abosolutly amazing for any huge Tim Burton fan like myself. 5 stars
5/18/06 Oceania Excellent; everyone must see this, and I don't care how sad that sounds! 5 stars
2/22/06 Laura Simply an excellent film! 5 stars
12/14/05 Cristina I love this movie 5 stars
12/11/05 chris a brilliant movie i loved every minute of it!! 5 stars
10/18/05 HL This is one of those 30 movies you keep forever. 5 stars
10/12/05 Spider I LOVE IT=^-^= 5 stars
9/25/05 D Buckley I thought I loved it, but it's actually kind of boring 3 stars
8/06/05 Zack Animated masterpiece! 5 stars
8/02/05 sbpat21 a masterpiece 5 stars
7/28/05 Wc vary imaginative and creative 4 stars
7/24/05 C Vega An alternative xmas movie but without a doubt Burtons masterpiece 5 stars
7/22/05 Jordan NBC(nighmare before christmas) was a great Tim Burton film 5 stars
5/06/05 Indrid Cold Weak plot compared to modern Pixar extravaganzas, but fast-paced and visually stunning. 4 stars
4/01/05 failingloser 5 stars
2/24/05 ELI underrated!!! Saw it 10 years ago and I still love it 5 stars
2/04/05 Mark D Fulwiler A wonderful film 5 stars
12/01/04 lolalaloca13 1 of 5 top fave films 5 stars
10/30/04 HL Holy Moly. I can't stop watching this! A Classic! 5 stars
10/22/04 Regina George didn't really survive the school bus accident Tedious, overrated cult classic 2 stars
9/23/04 Brent manns A must for us each XMas 5 stars
9/04/04 T.B. It Great animated horror,fantasy and muscial film 5 stars
8/20/04 DM Good movie but geez guys, it's not THAT good 4 stars
5/29/04 Echo Loved it since '93! Shock's so cool! LOL 5 stars
3/23/04 Brandy LUV THIS MOVIE WATCH IT LIKE 10 TIMES A WEEK O.0 5 stars
2/08/04 ladeela of course its great, tim burton made it 5 stars
12/31/03 lauren b it is my favorite movie. jack rocks 5 stars
11/13/03 graffitty it's the best movie i have ever seen 5 stars
11/11/03 k SUCKED~ 1 stars
11/07/03 rosana totaly rocks my fave film 5 stars
10/28/03 me what a perfect movie 5 stars
10/20/03 Lauren I think that the nightmare before chrsitmas was a great movie and id love to see it again! 5 stars
10/18/03 Amechi Okoh I have seen this Movie it's the Bomb!!! 5 stars
8/21/03 Cooler_Queen Such a cute movie........ 5 stars
7/24/03 Kit Loved this movie from the first time I saw it.. 5 stars
4/23/03 Sven Was great 5 stars
2/26/03 Amanda Pichler Wow!!!! This movie is soooo good. I LOVE JACK SKELLINGTON!!! He's the coolest!!!!! 5 stars
1/05/03 Punk_Ass This is a cool movie. It suprised me, I didnt expect much but I ended up really loving it. 5 stars
11/04/02 CVJ Burtons done it again!! 5 stars
10/14/02 Holly Ludwick I love this movie. It has become something that will be a double holiday tradition. 5 stars
9/23/02 .Choadushouse. Absolutely stunning. This'll be one I keep to have my kids watch ritually! 5 stars
9/07/02 Matt Thats is the best movie of all time!!!! Tim Burton is the best. 5 stars
8/14/02 Interrog8 A real classic at any age. Tim Burton rules! 5 stars
2/20/02 Xaver Perfect for Halloween. 4 stars
12/05/01 wiggy 'kidnap the sandy claws?' the movie rocks, the puppets are great... amazingly original 5 stars
12/03/01 Jackie Skellington "Keep the Nightmare alive!" One for all and all for Boingo!!!!!!!! O.O 5 stars
11/25/01 Mathias Österman It's tht nicest puppet film I have seen, it kept me in suspence one Xmas some years ago. 5 stars
11/14/01 Zizzerzazzerzuzz It's a unique and strangely compelling world - wish he'd visit it again. 5 stars
11/03/01 Andrew Carden Some Of It Very Extremly Well Done, but Overall It's Very Dull. 3 stars
9/09/01 Melissa Great movie! Looks and sounds fabulous 5 stars
7/28/01 Steve I normally don't like musicals/holiday movies but this.... this... wow... "Fucking Awesome" 5 stars
7/04/01 the scarecrow STEVEN IN PRAUGE is an idiot, this is a classic Burton flick 5 stars
5/21/01 Ray McCoy It was a little too macabre for my tastes (and I'm a Burton fan!) 4 stars
2/25/01 Steve in Prague stupid movie, danny elfman sucks, tim burton should die already 1 stars
2/14/01 Richard Wright Incredible animation and really original, but story doesn't hold up after a second viewing. 4 stars
1/31/01 .Rhiannon. amazing. it literally opened my eyes to the world of tim burton. he's a filmmaking god. 5 stars
12/02/00 The Evil Penguin Boy in the Designer Bubble has no brain cells. This is one of Burton's finest works 5 stars
10/31/00 Boy In The Designer Bubble Sorry, but I hated this movie. Rent Mad Monster Party. Way better flick. 1 stars
10/29/00 Jed An alright movie for old burton but not quite "Ed Wood" or "Pee-Wee" 4 stars
10/16/00 Brandon The soundtrack is one of the best I've heard 5 stars
10/16/00 TIM So incredibly creative.... one of my faves 5 stars
10/12/00 bob gray this movie kicks ass! 5 stars
9/17/99 Jason Kinsey pretty good film, I like Tim Burton's work 4 stars
5/18/99 hum looks great, but come on! those awful songs! 3 stars
3/08/99 Ben Timms TERRIFFIC film!! great for kids and adults. 5 stars
1/02/99 MFGIT Makes you laugh, cry, think and get laid. Yep. 5 stars
12/05/98 Scion of Sailor Jupiter Tim Burton is the Bizzar-Comedy GOD! 5 stars
11/17/98 Jules Even brilliant animation aside; original and cool and very imaginative 5 stars
10/29/98 Silent Rob 100% pure imagination.Burton crawled into the kid korners of the brain and sent a postcard 5 stars
9/28/98 jasper it's a cartoon for fucks sake 2 stars
9/08/98 Young Einstein A pretty darn good film. Pity Burton doesn't do them anymore. 4 stars
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