Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) - Adventure, Comedy, Family

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A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

IMDB: 6.6
Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore
Length: 115 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 177 out of 1000 found boring (17.7%)

One-line Reviews (533)

You could tell there was a lot of computer animation by the dull or bored looks on the actors' faces when there should have been great emotion of some sort.

Movie Flow: The beginning starts out slow...

This is a kid s movie and the members of the target audience I saw the film with evidently enjoyed it.

The film was also entertaining and a fun movie that both adults and kids will enjoy.

With the spectacular blend of music, characters, and creativity this movie is an enjoyment that is worth watching again and again.

The Dickens-Beckett atmosphere that you find in Charlie's house is not,paradoxically,gripping,haunting and depressing-it has something nice,happy,full of light.

Not being a huge Johnny Depp fan like 95% of the world, I did find his performance as the enigmatic Willy Wonka rather enjoyable.

The main character, Charlie, is not "tested" on his morals, like in the 71' version, except on one moment near the end of the film, except he does not change and become a hero, he just stays the same throughout which is boring, dramatically speaking.

Tim Burton has done a good job and given us a very entertaining family film and pulled another excellent performance from Depp.

Very disappointed -- flat performance, dull script, important points missing ...

Young Charlie Bucket lives with his impoverished parents and four bed-ridden grandparents in a little crooked storybook house in the center of an empty lot; Charlie's a radiantly happy kid despite being forced to sleep under a huge hole in the roof, and having to settle for a single candy bar as a birthday present every year.

If you want to know what happens next, put your hands on a rental quick – this entertaining ride feels like a lucid dream and is at times more satisfying then the endless amounts of chocolate displayed on screen.

The only real weakness in this movie is that its kinda too dark and Charlie is very boring, he barely shows emotion, that messes it up.

But, flawed as it might, CHARLIE is a lot of fun, and in yet another season of excessive potboilers, this one stands out as an imaginative and simply entertaining achievement.

Tim Burton may not be the right choice to direct, but his amazing visuals, use of quirky surrealism and interesting colour palette make the film unique and fascinating, if overly dark at times.

And the random pointless back story and alternate ending?

It was like watch a colorful but boring play.

A very dim film, and having been a big fan of the book and the original film I can only say that it is a complete waste of time and money to see it.

The pace was so slow I was almost asleep, and I kept waiting for the magical moments to happen.

It lacks the charm of the original, and the sense that the unexpected could happen at any moment.

"Charlie" is so warm, sweet, and enjoyable, I do believe Tim Burton is my favorite movie director ever.

Mr. Burton may need to go back to making the kind of small, quirky films that he cut his directorial teeth on and leave these empty, bloated big screen extravaganzas to others.

I loved all three of their previous movies together, and the thought of another was so exciting - it became my most anticipated movie for ages - I was not disappointed.

The performances are great, the special effects very real like and original and the music good, apart from the oomp loompa songs that are cheesy and sometimes boring.

It is very funny, colourful, exciting, you really want to love and hate the characters which are casted brilliantly.

We endured Big Fish, we even managed to swallow Planet of the Apes, however, a man who was once a king amongst directors (back in the good old days of Batman, Beetlejuice, Scissorhands) has sadly passed away and resorted to making pointless tripe that is little more than a step up from the Teletubbies!!!!

The end of the movie is goofy and contrived, and a complete departure from the book.

Read the book, watch the 1971 film, but don't waste your time on this film.

this part just dragged the movie to a screeching halt any time it came up) I was simply wishing for more of the children.

As a lukewarm fan of the original Gene Wilder film and knowing Tim Burton's track record for films with great production but no substance, I went into this with low expectations but I was very pleasantly surprised of how enjoyable this was.

Their songs were a rubbishy trip-hop flavour without any of the original's quirkiness ..and within the context of Tim Burton's otherwise song-less film, just pointless.

Aside from his too silly emotionless face, that was so BORING.

The Movie was Really Funny and i enjoyed it.

Don't waste your money or your time with this remake.

I mean, it seemed for a minute that he might come back, as he was enjoyable as a secondary character in the first 3 pirates films (until the series got it wrong by making him the main character in the terrible fourth one that nobody liked).

Willy Wonka, leads them all through his wondrous factory and along the way they discover how bizarre Willy Wonka is himself and of course something unexpected awaits the kids further along in the factory.

Other than that, they were all uninspiring, dull, cheesy and sounded cheap.

After seeing that, the book's ending seems kinda dull.

I thought the movie was palpably slow and plodding.

The produced and modernized and urbanized songs were ho hum at most, I think it was supposed to be cool or cute or something.

Regardless, I read the mediocre reviews, got dragged to the movies, and generally enjoyed watching it – for the most part.

Dreary to look at and utterly devoid of the charm and warmth that made the 1971 film an enduring classic.

The sets were stunning (I read that the 'chocolate river' was really made of a toothpaste base with bean paste thickener - ugh)and the oompa-loompas....

It's pretty entertaining.

The film set also relies on the depressing stark and drab image of the Bucket household, factory exterior, and cold winter scenes to bring out the vivid colours of the Wonka factory.

logo,the camera moving inside the factory,which reminds of the opening sequences of Batman and Edward Scissorhands,the thrilling music...

I went to watch this film last Thursday, and I admit having high expectations seeing that the trailer very enjoyable (The Willy Wonka song!

Even talented Johnny Depp looked like he was bored and was overacting.

Depp's complete submersion into a character is always fascinating, and I would have to come to see this movie just for that.

You will have trouble staying awake, especially during the musical scenes.

Tim Burton's direction, as usual, is visually stunning.

The enhanced realism of the sets in Stuart's film made that factory more engaging.

I'm guessing Director Tim Burton may have put some personal touches on the film that are unique to his dark, but intriguing style.

Mike Teavee is in the company of his dad, a bland geography teacher.

That scene blew my mind as a kid.. way scarier than anything Tim Burton has managed to pull off.. The Umpa-Lumpas are CGI banality personified.. they are copy and paste versions of the same person scaled down to a 3rd normal height in Photoshop.. no character or humour, just stupid.

Johnny Depp looks absolutely ridiculous as Willy Wonka not to mention girlie, he looks like he's a drag queen here and Veruca Salt lacks the attitude of a spoilt, bratty, I-Want-It-Right-Now kind of girl, she seems extremely rational, her voice is very dull, the boat-ride in the factory is totally unexciting, the factory-tour is dull, Grandpa Joe's performance irritates me and if there is any comedy all I can say is that it's unfunny and completely ridiculous.

),who's even more boring than in the book,the only character you really hope will get in trouble.

A great waste of both time and talent.

It was breathtaking, each set piece a glittering jewel.

The actor who plays all of the Oompa-Loompas is funny for about one minute, then that joke grows increasingly tiresome.

Honestly, I was bored in the middle of the movie.

Some nice kaleidoscopic set-pieces do little to offset the general feeling of boredom that comes on after the first 20-25 minutes or so of the movie, which are actually okay.

All in all a very dull movie with no danger or tension at any turn.

waste of time, film and effort.

I believe that those extreme efforts which were put in to make this movie thoroughly unpredictable from the very beginning actually spoiled what could have been a brilliant tale.

The Oompa Loompas (or should I say Oompa Loompa) are just plain boring, no green hair or orange faces or brilliant songs this time.

The songs in the film are entertaining.

It's as repetitive as Torgo's lines in Manos.

However if you don't like Tim Burtons aesthetics don't go, if you don't have an open mind avoid watching it, you could find it disturbing and controversial for your taste, but just don't miss one of the most, if not the most, interesting "family" films I've seen this year and let this warm, deep, visually stunning, plain fun flick seduce you and take you into the "factory".

Enjoyable as these characters were, it detracted from the fact that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is supposed to revolve around the characters of the children and revealing why Charlie is indeed the moral superior to the others.

Also, the Oompla Loompa's singing and dancing routines were pretty dull as compared to the original.

The colours of the chocolate factory are stunning, and you can feel that you've entered a world of imagination and left the, literally, grey outside world far behind.

The score chosen for the film is wacky and seems like it was contrived overnight.

The most exciting event comes when he finds a golden ticket (one of the five in the world) in the chocolate which enables him to visit the chocolate factory and eventually gain the special price.

A stunning remake that is more faithful to Roald Dahl's book than the original .

Worst movie I have ever seen.

With a lot of black humor and jokes makes the movie more than enjoyable experience.

The remarkable thing about this 'Factory' is how visually stunning it is.

I was pleasantly surprised to find the new film entertaining, though no more faithful to the source material than the original.

One of the very worst movies I've ever seen!!!.

The songs sung by the aforementioned mini men were pure disaster zones: I only found one of the tunes mildly engaging and that was the number which played out after the 'spoilt' little 'rich girl' fell into the garbage shoot.

The rousing instrumental number over which the opening credits ran was simply brilliant.

My filings did rattle in fear round their cavities however, I enjoyed it immensely.

The imaginary world inside the factory is stunning and looks delicious.

I was pleased that they made this movie comical and enjoyable, without ruining Roald Dahl's original story.

The film is badly constructed and badly edited throughout - the whole opening sequence is cliché and uninspired.

Closing this comment I should mention the overall good performances and characterizations, thanks to the effective but not outstanding script, happily supported by a nice cast where both Christopher 'Count' Lee, "Grandpa Joe", "Mike TeeVee" should be recognized alongside Depp (the best here) and "Charlie" (close second); they all offer convincing and engaging acting.

Also all the kids and parents chosen are bland, forced and uninteresting in there characterizations.

Most of all, it just wasn't fun; to me, it was bland and personality-less.

It perhaps is a little long for a kids film but is certainly well worth watching if you are a fan of the original book or find the Gene Wilder version a little too twee.

The Oompa Loompas' several songs celebrating the riddance of each child were annoying, seemed to be added simply to kill time, and only drew your notice more sharply to the cyclical, repetitive nature of the plot.

I thought the scenes where the Oompa Loompas were singing were too long and drawn out, and kind of goofy.

The story starts out well enough but the agonizing slow and unspectacular way Charlie finds the golden ticket is reflective to the rest of the movie.

All in all, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a thoroughly entertaining, extremely funny and delightfully magical movie.

this has to be one of the worst movies i have seen this year (maybe ever).

Throughout most of the film he seems rather expressionless and bored, unlike the genuine and honest boy played by Peter Ostrum in the original movie.

One need only watch the scene in which a shrunken Mike Teavee is nearly stabbed by a vicious-faced Oompa-Loompa, or the one in which Veruca Salt is dragged screaming into the garbage chute while Wonka pretends he cannot find the right key to let Mr. Salt into save his daughter, to understand Wonka's cruelty.

This is Willy Wonka with a new and thrilling twist, and it's Tim Burton and Johnny Depp in all their celebrated creative glory.

I could go on and on about all the disappointments of this movie, but it really just seems like a waste of time.

I have never seen such insane jokes in a film before (The cannibal comment, hair cream comment, etc.).The songs were funny and enjoyable too, although I wasn't fond of Vecura Salt's song.

The original with Gene Wilder is more exciting, colorful and enjoyable.

Comparisions between this and the other version are pointless.

The amazing contrast between the drab city and the vibrant factory is one of the many stunning visual effects.

First 30 minutes and last 30 minutes of this film are very uninteresting and really boring.

Charlie and the chocolate factory is a great film but i think it is pointless.

They did put a "one more candy" to trick us when Charlie gets the card, but still, everything is so predictable, I don't see a good reason to watch this one if you've seen the original version.

Entertaining, and stays true to the book.

A horrific waste of time; extremely poorly executed...

This whole film just annoyed me, made me feel uncomfortable, and I just felt empty after it.

Though the Depp's Wonka is a little different then the original book one, he's still a great and intriguing character, and the film even has insights about his past and such to give him a reason to be so odd and to have his quirks.

It was boring & so over the top, I just couldn't get into it.

If I am ever to watch a version of this movie again, I shall be opting for the older, brighter and altogether more enjoyable version!

Don't waste your time.

Burton already has the equally mediocre and equally pointless "Planet of the Apes" remake on his resume.

However, the musical sequences were trite and awkward.

Sure, there were some funny bits n pieces here and there, but in whole, the movie was rather boring.

I left the theater less than 45 minutes into the film...

On the whole, the film is very entertaining, with some nice moments.

I think Tim Burton tried too hard to make it entertaining.

Pointless remake of a grand classic .

The way the factory looks inside is breathtaking.

I thought that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was a highly enjoyable candy fun film.

Depp is superb as Willy Wonka, and reveals just enough mystery about his own past to keep you on the edge of your seat as he mesmerizes the ticket winners (and the children in the audience)with the wonders of the factory.

The factory is very interesting and exciting place.

Worst movie ever .

The mood among those gathered turns, as they watch his slow progress, from jubilant to--what?

The movie moves fast and it's generally entertaining.

While there were a few twists in the movie, and some additional scenes in comparison to the older 'Willy Wonka and the Cholcolate Factory', the movie was quite boring.

Seeing various versions of the same point was somewhat boring.

Here, everything—the other actors, the scenery, the music—everything is second string to Depp's compelling, and brilliant performance—among the best he's ever done.

The book was quirky and fun, this film is dark and dull and even the storyline varies from the original source.

I've also seen the 1971 version of the story and enjoyed it.

Don't waste your money, or your sanity, seeing it.

surprisingly fun and entertaining .

These little people fail to convince and especially their morality-songs are overlong and pointless.

don't waste your money.

The whole film was visually stunning, and every actor and actress was perfectly cast, especially Johnny Depp.

It's an important film, as well as very entertaining Unfairly dismissed by some as confusing.

I know that Tim Burton's movies are creepy which in my opinion make them spectacular, well this movie had its own hint of weirdness which gave it the little extra spice that made it more enjoyable.

The atmosphere was intense when Charlie's grandparent sent him to buy one more bar with his own last coin.

Tim Burton had a vision to Roald Dahl's tale that he wanted the world to see, and he made a highly imaginative and entertaining film.

It is an exciting movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat during each song, line, and pretty much the whole thing.

I thought the pace was very slow, and the oompa loompa concept was just lame.

There must be thousands of pretentious pre-teen moppets who could play pretentious pre-teen moppets, but the girl cast as Veruca Salt is flat and lifeless.

The Oompa Loompas songs were simply unbearable....

I went to see this movie with two adult friends and we enjoyed it as much as all the children in the audience.

Sleepy Hollow, Edward ScissorhandsEd Wood (we'll forget the dull Big Fish And flawed Planet Of The Apes) and starring the charismatic and talented Johnny Depp filled me with high expectations.

They were 2-dimensional and boring.

The book was good and the original movie was entertaining as a child, though incredibly dated visually.

After that, we were bored, and my sister suggested "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Depp is horribly boring in this part and even the lavish sets can't save this disaster.

This was undoubtedly the worst movie I've ever seen in my life!

Overall, I found this movie very entertaining and can't wait to see it again on DVD.

His Willy Wonka is a mix of Michael Jackson and a Barbie doll, and grows more unnecessarily confusing as the movie goes on.

He's boring, too, because he's a "weirdo" who knows he's a weirdo and wants everybody else to know it, too.

I think the movie is a light entertaining movie to me.

Overall given that we could only bear to watch the first hour, I would say, don't waste your money - go and rent the 1971 version from the local video store.

The flashbacks were charming and pointless in equal measure.

Weird and wonderful and boring .

The story and acting that take place outside the factory are top-notch and very entertaining.

Certain scenes lacked the the brilliance brought to the original by Gene Wilder, especially when gene got spooky and intense.

But all in all, this film is very eye catching, entertaining and humorous.

Stop with the drab colors already, You've DONE THAT, MOVE ON.

We enjoyed it.

It is not because of the acting as such, but the songs they play are very annoying and they take you right out of the enjoyable film experience.

While I can't say if that's closer to the book, it is such an intriguing journey that audiences really don't seem to mind.

The recent was way too dark, Willy Wonka (Johnny Deep) played his character as way too confusing, complex and a intimidated negative role model.

The kids are boring.

Indeed, he made the only solid point of the movie in saying, "Why is everything here so pointless?

This is even more impressive considering that, prior to his introduction, the film is so enjoyable he almost seems unnecessary.

We also have Tim Burton's stunning vision to bring the quirky tale to life.

Very nice but also very boring.

I believe if he had been alive he would have enjoyed it, as I did, and I hope you do too.

And to bring it to a conclusion, a throughly enjoyable movie, aimed for all ages and well done the cast and crew for working together to create this marvellous movie.

And, i did think before watching this movie that i would get a bit bored as i already know what happens from the first one and it would just have a bit more polish to it.

Despite a characteristic, mostly enjoyable performance by Johnny Depp as the eccentric and brilliant Willy Wonka, all in all Tim Burton's new adaptation of the original lacks much of what made Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory so memorably enchanting.

At times, Depp felt unsettling: while the darker aspects of his Wonka were a refreshing body added to empty shell which was Dahl's original Wonka without compromising the allure of the eccentric, the childish insecurities he displayed were more difficult to accept.

His transitions are boring and uneventful.

The five children also made the movie extremely enjoyable with there amazing ability to get across the characteristics of each character.

Overall, it was entertaining .

The thinks I didn't like: I don't like musical, make me sleepy or nervous when the really action will start...

Yes it was childish and funny, but it was enjoyable in all types of ways.

I must say, the beginning is a bit too slow to my taste.

The bad performances are also bred by the utterly silly screenplay that may contain good laughs for pre-school kids, however, is oftentimes boring and really cheaply written.

This is the second time I've seen this movie, and I enjoyed it just as much as my first viewing.

Gene Wilders enjoyable romp has been improved upon by Tim Burton who stays more faithful to the source material while creating the world of Dahl's creation with no expense spared.

It destroys the mystery created in the book, where the lack of background information about Wonka made him more ominous, more exciting.

At one point, one of his child-victims asks, "Why is everything so pointless?

There songs were bland and rubbish, like something out of a spice girls concert.

The other kids were boring and not very realistic.

The acting was top notch, and of course, Depp delivered a stunning and whimsical performance as Willy Wonka.

Burton has done another stunning job, visually.

The musical numbers are more annoying than entertaining, and none are memorable in the slightest.

but I have to say this is one of the most entertaining films i have seen in a long time.

Besides he even had a key ingredient, which was in the book, and this ingredient is the fact that he was trying to show how intelligent he was and he was a little more because he thought Wonka was an idiot and that everything in the factory was pointless and stupid.

This movie for every sense was beautiful and stunning.

I find it pointless that this project was even attempted at all.

No, Mr. Depp, your weirdo is a bore.

Add to this bland, unimaginative mix a few ghastly changes from the earlier movie: Charlie has a father now, his family magically gets "unpoor" at the end by the dint of their own optimism, and Willy Wonka learns -- get ready for this one -- that families are not a bad thing.

And, when you leave the theater, you will be craving chocolate...

They changed her a little bit for the new movie, but she still was quite enjoyable.

The plot is all too predictable.

The new Oompa-Loompas (all of them played by Deep Roy) are boring (their songs suck!

You can see in the supporting cast the effects of parents that spoil their children and make them so empty.

I enjoyed it even more than the Wilder's version.

Wonka's back-story is pointless - inserted to provide a horrid, syrup drenched ending which kills the sequel and turns the whole escapade into a dreary 'importance of family' chronicle.

This version we felt was such unadulterated rubbish that we walked out after an hour.

waste of time .

soon my 2 will be the average, the original, don't waste you time on this big money and hype offering.

Directed by Tim Burton (Batman, Ed Wood, Planet of the Apes "2001") made an entertaining updated version of the classic 1971 film, which the original film was titled "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" for some reason.

The chocolate landscape was exquisite, the machines exciting, the use of colour sensational (although the greys and browns that were used in the scenes with Charlie's poor family were a little bit clichéd).

It is unique, exciting and unpredictable.

It's very entertaining and your children would love it.

i enjoyed it heaps

Don't waste your time .

When we got to see the factory rooms from the Elevator, it was just stunning.

There are some - the whole world is wonderfully realised, exciting and imaginative and some of the special effects are genuinely special and Burton's trademark direction is there helping to create a film that is, at least, a visual treat.

After suffering through the incredibly boring and 'bad-taste' version of this '70s classic only one good thing came out of it: I decided to join this movie review site and check every movie BEFORE I bring my kids to the theater.

While trying to be faithful to the original story, Burton adds a fascinating look at Wonka's background.

There's also plenty of funny moments here and there and the film is, overall, pretty entertaining.

Where, why did Burton cook up these pace slowing flashbacks with the warped daddy, drawn out decision making of Charlie and that ludicrous ending?

The first part of it is boring as heck as the Golden Tickets are s-l-o-w-l-y found, including the bogus ones.

This is by far the most entertaining aspect of the film.

Ho hum.

As you'd expect from Burton, it's visually stunning and Willy and Charlie both have the look of the original line drawings from the book.

Director Tim Burton does create a compelling Wonka World but he did have his "rocky road" in direction by sinking too much into Wonka's mundane childhood.

He's a brilliant artist, he has a skill for making his movies visually and auditorily stunning...

Just a word on Johnny Depp, who appears at times bored with playing the character of Wonka.

Grandpa Joe's role as well was pathetically played and i found myself just getting more and more irritated by his presence as the film dragged on.

It's a bit too long as well, with an unnecessary epilogue which deviates from the source material as well as a dull flashback subplot which not even the great Christopher Lee can make interesting.

This was the biggest surprise and enjoyable ride of a film I have ever seen.

And with regards to "look into the future" the scenery is stunning.

The original movie is entertaining, fun, and loving.

The effects and acting were stunning, none more so than Wilder.

Perhaps the idealistic wonder of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" that was present in the 70's version is subdued by the subtle darkness that comes with Burton's vision; but all round this is still a creative, faithful and most importantly enjoyable adaptation of an iconic classic.

It feels a little disjointed.

And speaking of dull, why don't the characters show at least a little wonder at rivers of chocolate and fantastical machines?

The original children's book by Roald Dahl and classic film adaptation starring Gene Wilder are both incredibly charming, funny, and entertaining tellings of this story.

The only ray of hope in Charlie's life is the dream of one day entering Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, the monstrous industrial-cathedral that towers over the dreary town, visible to his yearning eyes each night as he tries to sleep with the snowflakes blowing into his face.

The similarities will make you expect the same warm feelings, but for some reason, you might leave the theater cold, and maybe angry.

Sure it's a bit quirky, but that's what makes it so enjoyable!

i had a very enjoyable afternoon watching this and will most probably buy the DVD of it to add to my Tim Burton collection

I loved the music, but I would have enjoyed it much more if the music didn't overpower the words so you couldn't hear.

There are some bits that made me smile, but it was neither as entertaining nor as charming as the original movie.

Luckily this movie focuses on the family and on mostly positive things in the end, whereas Lemony Snicket was pretty much drab and negative throughout.

I went into an afternoon showing of this film with a group of friends whose ages ranged from 16 to 10, we were in a cinema packed to bursting with small children (think 5 or 6 years old) who had dragged along their parents.

What I really wanted to add my ha'penneth about was the sheer cinematic intelligence on display: from the moment the young Wonka steps out of the 'hall of flags', we have some v witty visual jokes about cinematic cliché.

In fact, you would think their parents dragged them to the set every morning against their will.

The scenery is breathtaking and brings the factory to life.

This movie will be quickly forgotten due to the slow, boring and unexciting script and storyline.

I love Deep Roy multiplied by 1000 and the scenes were pretty creative and entertaining.

the final credits - as this was the sign that i could finally leave the theater.

of the cliché ending with Wonka's father and the back-story relating to this (also NOT IN THE BOOK).

But it was entertaining and fun to watch, a great example of a classic family movie.

A fun filled journey with enjoyable twists and turns.

Also, this film adds a great new story that is both touching and fascinating, the story of Willy Wonka's dad (Christopher Lee), the dentist who drove him to rebel and create a chocolate factory.

All in all Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is an unexpected, delicious surprise.

It looked promising at the beginning, but the script was terrible and the plot was just stupid and contrived.

Wooden acting, inane dialog, dull simplification, an ugly cloned Umpa-Lumpa, awful songs, and the use of boring sets instead of a lovely German village combine with a nastily freaky(as opposed to Wilder's Wonderfully Freaky) Willy Wonka, fake Grandpa Joe, stage-like Ma propel this thankfully rushed and short lifeless sham version toward it's dumb ending.

I was expecting to warm to Johnny Depp playing the eccentric candy maker but i thought his role was at times bland and at times just plain weird.

In general, the film brings the book to life is visually stunning and quirky fashion, and Roald Dahl would probably like this version more as it's closer to the book.

And as for the dialogue, it's dull and full of out of place expressions, (what are the grandpas doing talking about candy and pants?

I have enjoyed it just as much every time since and I still smile when the Oompa Loompa's sing and when Willy Wonka presents to the children his chocolate room.

The recreation of the Oompa Loompa's (all played by Deep Roy) will have everyone laughing, especially at their very entertaining songs.

The script on the whole is awful, falling on clichés and uninspired, dull dialogue and focusing too much on Wonka.

The bland pastel colours (both inside and outside the factory) can't really be criticised for they are of it's time.

I have to say, the Burton-Depp combination has proved to be quite enjoyable!

This is an extremely entertaining film and one of the best of 2005!

Aside from the negatives, this does prove to be an enjoyable popcorn movie for children, and if you take you kids to see this at the cinema, they will probably thoroughly enjoy it.

His performance in "Charlie" was forced, bland, and dry.

And the most exciting thing in this movie was OOMPA LOOMPA'S.

Comparing the boat scenes for a moment, the original is moving, scary, thrilling, full of intrigue and panic, and all this with a simple slide show and Wilder's voice over.

The sets are stunning, from the chocolate river to the squirrels' QC lab, and this allows one to forget how annoying Depp's Wonka is.

Johnny Depp is a truly talented actor and made this movie totally enjoyable!!

The songs were boring and showed to excitement.

boring, choppy, slow, really poor acting by grandpa and Bonham-carter .

The flashbacks scenes are uninspiring and pointless.

"3) Burton did a good job at interpreting Dahl's critical candyfied-Marx discourse on the social classes, particularly "the mass", the factory worker, the repetitive oppressive job, a person as just one part of an enormous money machine, the evil alienation qualities of money, the rich being snotty, greedy, self-centered…etc.

Another pointless Tim Burton remake.

Visually Beautiful and Reasonably Entertaining .

I took my four year old daughter and she was bored stiff.

I for one found it as enjoyable as the 1971 version.

In contrast, in this new rendition it was simply a boat cruising somewhat out of control down a chocolate river - nothing more, apart from a couple of attempts towards cleverness, one being a highly confusing riddle....

Johnny Depp did a great job of acting, but the character that he portrayed I found to be dull and not funny at all.

I personally don't like Tim Burton as a director; and I know many people do for the same fact, because he is too weird and eccentrically boring to my taste.

The new movie has a boat scene full of special effects that is dull dull dull.

Actually, apart from the grandparents, I found all acting rather dull.

All he did was butcher the more endearing aspects of the original film, whilst packing it with his ego and dull sense of righteousness.

By changing the story, by spicing and sweetening it up at the same time, you get a confusing mix of craziness and morals, of fun and seriousness.

a dull ride through a great story .

Much more modern and still amazing, and definitely worth watching.

To top it all off, the pace of this movie is slow, which is odd for a story that has so much going on.

don't waste your time!

But us older folks might leave the theater disappointed, noticing Hollywood's greedy hands as they stick their hands in our pockets while trying to distract us with 'amazing' CGI.

Flat, plodding, awful adaptation .

Dreary, hollow and unsatisfying.

Visually, the style and pace were stunning.

Burton, who expressed nothing but contempt for the previous version, does borrow pieces from that film, improving upon some areas (such as Veruca Salt's exit, with squirrels instead of geese) but falling far short on others (when Grandpa Joe and Charlie secretly unwrap a Wonka bar at night and come up empty, there's no camaraderie between the two, and no embracing of the familial theme).

Then there's this pointless sub-plot with Wonka and his father.

I wish Tim Burton would take them out and put more different people in rather than a few because some might end up getting bored.

Charlie and the Chocolate was so enjoyable, that by the end of the movie my mouth was in cramps.

Now this made me think that the film would be a bit better, but it looked like one of these stupid kiddie films that would bore me to bits.

The creepy grey skin, luminous teeth, puppy dog eyes and hushed voice all add up to a character that I was bored of in the first 5 minutes after seeing him.

Visually stunning and brilliantly made .

All of the members of the Bucket family were enjoyable and well played.

2005's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is unsurprisingly weaker than 1971's "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory", and I know many fans of the first adaptation have shown great disdain for this remake, but personally, I think both of them are highly entertaining family movies, though I can understand how Johnny Depp's portrayal of the reclusive factory owner could put many viewers off.

My other gripes with the film were the musical numbers which came across as somewhat contrived, cheesy and unnecessary, if anything they could have been shortened to a minute at most.

This is the worst movie EVER!!!!!

Next to: Lady in the water, Cat in the hat, and Wild Wild west, this is one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

I walked out of the theater smiling in excitement.

Mr. Salt as well; They next board The Great Glass Elevator takes the remainders to a fascinating room containing Mr. Wonka's other latest work of art: Television Chocolate.

Locked in a tedious monotony, the plot essentially consists of Wonka, the children, and their respective parents moving from room to room where each of the four brats meets up with his or her well-deserved comeuppance in the form of a bizarre factory accident, until only sweet little Charlie is left.


To sum up, all three are good entertainment and well worth a look or two, but like all confections, they quickly melt away leaving a pleasant but empty memory.

The child actors, especially Freddie Highmore, are actually good for once and it's an entertaining, unique screenplay as well.

Drab and uninspired, messy and full of some poor special effects, (especially Violet's demise); with a glass elevator sequence taken straight from the equally bad Hitchhiker's Guide film.

So, unless you enjoy stupid jokes, children in despair and nauseating songs, don't waste any money on this soulless, emotionally disturbing piece of filth.

It was satisfactory however still entertaining and humorous.

The visual effects were stunning, and Depp's Wonka was suitably eccentric.

He tried to make his stories fun, entertaining and full of excitement, which this film does not lack.

Nevertheless, he was entertaining.

But if you are just looking for a new version with revamped visuals, don't waste your money.

Enjoyable work of an old story .

Even though it was different from Gene Wilder's portrayal in the 1971 version (titled Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), Depp ends up giving one of the most enjoyable and funny performances of his career.

Very enjoyable and interesting .

Like any Burton production, the visuals are stunning, weird, and just straight-up pleasant.

here, the computer imagery and confusion with the Oompaloompas is just a bit too much.


The hodgepodge of styles, English/American accents, architecture, and the fragmentation/confusion of (virtual) space effectively brings the story to the hodgepodge 21st century and shows the novels near-universality in terms of time and space.

Unnecessary, redundant, pointless.

The process that sends chocolate to cities worldwide is fascinating just as it is mysterious.

This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen!

But let me just say for the record I was rather enjoying the film until the end when Tim Burton wussed out and made the story go where no story should ever go.

The movie is a delight to watch, it is entertaining, sweet, stylish, funny in spots and a little creepy because just like the original we get the suspicion that Wonka is planning all of this and knows something we don't.

On its own it's a overblown waste of time and money.

I fell asleep during 'The Rum Diary' and 'Public Enemies' (his best movie since Sweeney Todd) was a missed opportunity, Although I liked Depp's performance.

The family was very poor; Located in the middle of this dull town: the largest, most popular chocolate factory in the world: Wonka's Chocolate Factory.

The music was highly amusing and very entertaining - another Elfman masterpiece!

And Johnny Depp's character was just plain boring.

It detracted from the main storyline and that reel time could've been better spent on more stunning vistas of Wonka's amazing factory.

Having the same Oompa Loompa is repetitive and annoying- some variety would've been nice.

Fascinating .

Tim Burton does it again in this clever and visually stunning adaptation to Roald Dahls' classic children book.

Very enjoyable exeprience, enjoyed the new perspective, and the new take on all the characters and actions.

Though this movie was occasionally slightly humorous, it mostly just dragged and was creepy.

Once again the vision is stunning,the humour-high quality(...

Flawed but Still Worth Watching .

The reason for this is that Dahl's style, while never varying from children's stories, would always balance somewhat on the edge of maliciousness; he was prone to premises that somehow involved slightly sadistic, even if inadvertently so, punishment of young children, such as the abusive aunts in "James and the Giant Peach", or the recollection of his school-day beatings in his autobiography "Boy".

Despite my comments above, the film, in general, had charm and was enjoyable.

Johnny Depp did a tremendous job playing the quirky, yet incredibly entertaining candy-maker, Willy Wonka.

This movie was a total waste of my time.

He might just as well have played the candy mogul of Roald Dahl's classic books himself, if all he expected of Willy Wonka was a self-indulgent man-child with no joy or maturity of heart and soul.

enjoyable, entertaining, colourful and slightly sinister the way wonka so easily allows the brats to become croppers in their various ways.....

Burton provides a visually stunning fantasy world inside the Chocolate Factory, even if there are two too many Oompa Loompa numbers.

Still "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is a wonderfully entertaining movie to watch.

Somehow Burton manages to take a playful and dreamy movie and makes it into a contrived, dreadful and sinister mockery of one of the great children's films.

I almost walked out when I saw that.

Interspersed throughout are a series of inane song-and-dance sequences a la Busby Berkeley and uninteresting and undramatic flashbacks to Wonka's deprived and unhappy childhood that are somehow supposed to explain why he has become the creepy character we find at the center of the story.

This version is a delightfully engaging, vivid, chocolaty dream.

First of all, this movie is breathtaking.

Each room was uneventful and it was obvious that very little imagination was put into the set design.

(2) Visuals are stunning!

Wilder's wild, eccentric, poetic, unpredictable style was superior to Depp's reclusive, socially-moronic, mumbling, flashbacking attempt.

While I can't say if that's closer to the book, it is such an intriguing journey that audiences really don't seem to mind.

The biographical material on Wonka not only eliminated some of the mystery surrounding the character, but it was tired and predictable to suggest that his eccentricities were the result of his troubled relationship with his father.

Beyond that, I honestly don't care how faithfully Burton recreated the original book because what I saw on the screen was captivating, satisfying, and definitely enjoyable.

And as usual, Burton never passes up a chance to slip his wife, Helena Carter, into a role, also very predictable and obvious.

People say I am crazy about the movie but I find this masterpiece, this work of art to be both entertaining and educational.

The movie is mostly entertaining and because of this the movie its message and moral simply don't work out in the sequences toward the ending.

In this version, if you blink twice, you miss it, and it is rendered completely boring and besides the point.

Deep Roy's comedy makes us very very boring and embarrassing after some time..I wasted nearly 2 hours by seeing this.........

Flat, plodding, awful adaptation of Roald Dahl's extraordinary novel.

Johnny Depp, with his sinister look every now and then at the unlovable traits of "sophisticated" children, built up an unpredictable and secretive atmosphere around him.

Flashbacks provide us with a fascinating insight into why Willy became a reclusive sweet maker, because of a troubled relationship with his father.

I think that movie is great and entertaining.

In the original, Wonka seemed merely disappointed and bored during the children's accidents, and he always kept his head; he knew no harm would befall the young troublemakers.

Dated though it is (and with a few tedious songs you could fast forward through), it has a few crucial things that this film lacked: wisdom, heart and a clear sense of the difference between right and wrong -- the wicked got their just desserts, and the good were rewarded.

What a waste of time and resources.

But I was just bored.

When I am bored, I usually play this on Netflix.

There were stunning moments and cringe worthy moments.

As it is, the film is good, cheerful and enjoyable.

Burton's style, beloved from such masterpieces as Beetle Juice and Edward Scissorhands, is becoming more cartoonish and predictable as I felt this lands in the same seam as Sleepy Hollow.

The worst movie ever!.

It's visual flair and big, big heart is irresistible and hugely entertaining.

Delaying it with an out-of-place subplot is completely pointless and unnecessary.

It's very entertaining.

This was one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Aside from that minor complaint, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is an entertaining and enjoyable romp that is worth checking out.

It was heavily predictable for one thing; Burton casts Depp in everything and as usual Depp comes off as a creepy freak who would be better as a pedophilic mime in a back-alley somewhere waiting to pop out from behind a dumpster, than a lovable and eccentric factory owner.

It is amazing the level of achievement in this movie is mind blowing.

The musical numbers are embarrassingly silly with lyrics that are as predictable as they are stupid.

The songs that were performed were also very dry and lacked imagination.

I've just sat and read through the posts concerning both movies, that in itself has been highly entertaining!

Overall it's a decent film; it's not magnificent, but it's fun and entertaining.

For the most part, the story is very entertaining as well, even if the ending could have been a bit better thought out.

His occasional tart jibes show refreshing flashes of spirit that make the rest of his performance just that much more dull.

Up to this point the movie is very enjoyable.

That said, Christopher Lee and Deep Roy are decent, and Johnny Depp tries his best to breathe some life into into his character (which is quirky and at times funny), but this dull, thudding remake of the original is so full of sneering, boring, sullen, plodding, snotty performances from the dregs of a supporting cast...

The visuals are stunning and will leave you wanting more.

He's funny,intense,dark,passionate...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory sweeps you away with a magic and poetry whilst keeping you on the edge of your seat for the next development.

2) Script very boring.

It was dull and uninspired.

But besides that, it's a very enjoyable family movie that has truly humorous scenes for both kids and adults.

Depp is a creepy and unlikable Wonka as opposed to the quirky one played by Wilder and the all to predictable CGI fest drowns you with special effects instead of trying to create a new and interesting story.

I am just truly embarrassed at how sad this film was and how very boring!

With all the usual visual dazzle of a Burton movie and a typically quirky Depp performance it's very entertaining.

He was truly stellar and swashbuckling, fun, delirious, and exciting.

Tim Burton's movie is not perfect, but it is enjoyable, and it actually sticks to the original material.

The entire movie SEEMS like the people who made the movie were just trying to make fun of MJ, but it was actually quite funny and i actually enjoyed it.

Gene Wilder led a great cast in a movie that continues to be very enjoyable up to the present day.

Pretty enjoyable in itself .

What A Waste of Time .

I liked nightmare before Christmas and believe Tim burton has talent, but watching the repetitious motifs/moods/tones of his movies is like watching George Lucas futilely churn out Star Wars episodes 1 and 2, and wondering how episode 4 ever came from the same formulaic mind.

But the children are bland and don't lend anything new to the story other than to fuel the debate over the very purpose of remakes.

The first had heart, however contrived it may have been.

It certainly makes the film all the more entertaining for adults and I am sure any fan of the original will be delighted to see a more mature update.

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is a film worth watching for a number of reasons.

Tim Burton's direction is is exciting as any of his other films.

We ended up fast forwarding through a lot of it-- that's how boring it was.

The oompa loompas were very entertaining.

oh, and now we're down to one - yawn.

Scenes designed to explain Willy Wonka's immense interest in the manufacture of sweet consumables slow the story to a crawl, in spite of masterful performances by Christopher Lee.

This is the story of Charlie Bucket, who lived with his family in a small wooden house on the edge of town.

Save yourself from this dull, heartless movie and see the old 70s one instead.

It's very silly, but visually stunning and I enjoyed a hell lot of it.

Only the gloriously overrated Tim Burton, who has managed to pull the wool over many people's eyes for over a decade now, could make a rich concept such as this a forgettable bore and a candidate for PND (Permanent Negative Destruction).

Any ideas of comparison between the two are totally pointless; this film really is a different kettle of fish entirely.

This movie was weird and boring.

It has its faults but it's still imaginative, bright and very entertaining.

The film itself is visually stunning and the cast is great.

We have an incredibly shallow and pointless film, and surely Roald Dahl deserves more.

Wonka was much more acceptable and identifiable, the little ditties were more enjoyable and relatable, the inserted quotes fitted, the strangeness of Wonka did not make him so scary, the special effects budget didn't exist so some parts they had to make do (I am assuming that is why squirrels and geese were interchanged) and the flashbacks only detract from the story.

What they came up with is worth looking at, but it's all empty calories.

Adequately charming and entertaining.

The visuals are absolutely stunning, so stunning that you could almost watch the movie with the sound down and still be entertained.

It kept having annoying visions of him as a child, which was completely pointless.

At first i was a little thrown off because Johnny Depp's version was so different but i watched it a 2nd time and have enjoyed it ever since and so does my 6 year old son.

As for the plot, it was entertaining up to Charlie and the winners standing in front of Wonka's gate.

The adorable oompa loompas that I remembered from the previous version were substituted by boring, unattractive copies of mechanical dancers.

Since entertainment is what the business is called, and this movie is extremely entertaining, then I have no complaints.

the movie was funny in all the right places and had touch of sadness, it was just one Fantastic movie .. and i HIGHLY recommend it !!

This will be in the top 10 list of all time worst movies I've ever seen.

Dreadfully Dull .

I'll tell you why it doesn't deserve praise: Most of the time, it's just plain boring.

the movie was so DULL.

The worst movie EVER!!.

That said, I thought the film was brilliant, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone.

I thought that was pointless and confusing.

my six year old nephew cried as he said that mans scary, (johhny depp), my son said it was boring.

It was funny, entertaining, satisfying, heart-warming (sounds like an apple pie).

Watch the original version, read the book, but whatever you do, don't waste good money on this film.

"Planet of the Apes" and this one are his worst movies that I've seen so far.

This wasn't contained in the book and, to me, felt either contrived because there must be some reason Wonka is the way is (can't he just be what he is without explanation) or, I suspect, to add a moral lesson to the movie, i.

This was the worst movie I have ever seen.

He is even given a trite back story which is so from the mischief and wicked glee of Dahl that I couldn't believe how Burton could kid himself that this was true to the book, either its plot or tone, or that his film was more about Charlie than Wonka.

The story was a little different to the original with lots of twists and turns along the way like a very exciting roller-coaster.

Imaginative, Charming, Creepy And Entertaining .

One of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Title: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Director: Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow) Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Freddy Highmore, Deep Roy, Christopher Lee Review: Tim Burton the master of the Gothic and the dark, the bizarre and the fascinating takes on Roald Dahls children's book which if you ask me was tailor made to be adapted into film by Tim Burton.

Johnny Depp is marvelously enjoyable as a man who never grew up.

But on the other, this film is so disjointed and strange, I'm not sure how anyone could follow it if they hadn't seen the first film.

Instead, all we got was long-drawn out scenes, bad dialogue and a faintly embarrassed Johnny Depp.

Even if it's a bit slow during the first part, this has to be one of my favourite movies of the year.

I choose to believe that none of this is really Burton's fault, that the studio, concerned about a slow first act, made him cut the movie down.

The pace was quite predictable and tempered, clearly so kiddies won't lose track of what's going on; Johnny Depp, who is capable of performing quite amazing characters just didn't seem to really be in there.. as though he just grabbed together some elements of former roles - a bit of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas here, a bit of Finding Neverland there, with the typical 'what on earth are you babbling about?

They were all in the most "amazing place on earth" and they looked bored except for Augustus Gloop.

Entertaining, mesmerizing and lingering - in a fabulous way .

There's also the obligatory script faux pas to make it more palatable to that small yet powerful lobby of movie-going Americans who find it confusing and disturbing to hear unfamiliar English terms for things; you find me an old English man who refers to trousers as pants and sweets/chocolate as candy - it can't be done (oh and we don't use dollars either).

The colour pallet is such eye candy, making the film so bright stunning, juxtaposing those darker undertones of the story.

Also, the songs performed by The Oompa Loompas (Deep Roy) were fun to watch the first couple of times, but after that, they became somewhat boring and predictable.

Charlie of course is bland, as is the nature of the character, while the other characters live up to the book.

The Oompa Loompa songs are also very enjoyable, because both Burton and Elfman know how to present them in a tongue-and-cheek manner that keeps them from being corny.

An unexpected delight .

But also this new version bored me.

Whereas the original had wit, charm, and every frame was infused with magic, this version is stale, cold, and boring.

An enjoyable eccentric story .

actually pretty fun and entertaining .

From the visual part, there are stunning colors throughout Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

I expected him to basically be the only enjoyable part of the movie.

Boring, shallow and Depp's Wonka was very, very weird to coin a phrase.

First off, major props to Tim Burton for creating such a mesmerizing and lingering yet entertaining film.

I would have given this a 7/10, but I have to subtract 1 for the slow start without Johnny Depp.

They're so fascinating and so brilliant.

Very entertaining although it has a slightly different ending that is a bit more family orientated.

The visuals are breathtaking and take you back to those days when you were reading the book and made up your pictures of the inside of the factory.

Having watched this film a few times before, I still find it inspirational and intriguing.

When i watched this movie, I was bored and found the experience as bad as it would be to watch TROY, War of the Worlds, and BEWITCHED in a row.

I find this film enchanting so enjoyable - I could watch it a million times and still get those darn cramps in my mouth from smiling over and over again.

" But to anyone with a brain, I hope you will see it for the tedious, pointless and stupid pile of rubbish it is and say "Forget Corpse Bride Burton!

You cant tell me you want to watch a movie with the same characterisation, BORING.

Just a dark & dull remake of a great film.

I thought this movie was very enjoyable and well worth the admission.

Witty and wildly entertaining .

It's just entertaining as the original.

Looking at the board, sycophantic Burton fans, and people who think Rhoald wrote the bible, my comments seem mundane and out of place.

They have made another entertaining film packed with humor.

For others it is worth watching just to try to figure out where the $150 Million budget went.

This pointless remake is a clichéd, glitzy abomination which offers cheesy jokes, sentimental pap and a ridiculous voice-over.

For me, Charlie is bland.

I will give it this, it was a stunning visual masterpiece.

About an enjoyable eccentric chap named Willy Wonka played wondrously by Johnny Depp.

Johnny Depp was suitably eccentric as Willy Wonka, altogether different from what I had imagined, but nonetheless enjoyable.

Complete and utterly boring.

dull, clumsy remake .

A waste of time and talent.

Burton portrayed the same classic story with better supporting characters, but in a confusing manner.

It had far more class, charm, better performances, and vibrant energy from its cast with rousing, memorable songs.

Am I the only one who thought the music really dragged the movie down?

While the other children's parents besides James Fox are just plain bland and have wavering accents, Johnny Depp is simply unappealing, from his voice and body language to his make-up, and not just because he's creepily like Michael Jackson.

Given the dreary and disturbingly creepy book source, this movie was adequately entertaining.

" The dance sequences were atrocious, and the entire movie was slow.

Energetic, thrilling and always can make me smile.

The children vary from boring to annoying.

the squirrels beating the rich girl up as she left nail marks in the ground where they dragged her away, and the melting singing puppets were a bit disturbing.

The question then is whether this remake is worth watching for those who liked the original?

The set design and everything were as they should be, but the script is what fell behind and dragged these marvelous actors with it.

I went into Charlie and the Chocolate Factory half expecting to be bored after the first half an hour.

All in all, it was a very enjoyable film and just plain good fun.

The only flaw were the singing and dancing scenes with the Oompa-Loompas, which got a bit boring after the third time.

It all makes for a long, slow tour through the factory.

The kids are phenomenal, giving off snappy one-liners like they've been professional comedians for years, and this includes Depp, who is just like a kid in this one.

There was a thrill in seeing something new, exciting, peculiar, humorous....

There is something confusing about Tim Burton's films.

My inner child rather enjoyed it, which is ironic, because I'm only thirteen-years-old.

Mike was WAY too intense.

To my way of thinking, if you're going to remake a movie, especially one where the original was already good and remains very enjoyable even until today, then the remake must or should justify the reason for its creation by improving on what came before.

Funny and entertaining movie indeed.

However that wasn't in the book either but in the end they both give us the same result,Charlie is a kind-hearted young boy who deserves the factory and Christopher Lee is always worth watching.

very boring and poorly directed!

it is a dark comedy that is brutally entertaining.

The riddle of a peculiar adult is endlessly fascinating to a child.