Year of Release: 1988
Director: Tim Burton
Approx. Running Time: 113 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"Uproarious. There hasn't been anything like it since 'Ghostbusters'."
-Kevin Thomas, LOS ANGELES TIMES
What's a yuppie ghost couple to do when their quaint New England home is overrun by trendy New Yorkers? They hire a freelance "bio-exorcist" to spook the intruders. And everyone gets more than he, she or it bargained for!
Director Tim Burton (Batman, Mars Attacks!) teams up with Michael Keaton (Night Shift, Batman). The result? "Keaton's Beetlejuice is one of the biggest, baddest wolves a ghost movie has ever unleashed, a polter-gas" (The Village Voice). He's a juggernaut of jokes, jolts and jive who hurls one-liners, spins into grotesque forms, gobbles insects and can't leave ladies (living or dead) alone. Keaton's wild work in this and Clean and Sober won him 1988's National Society of Film Critics Best Actor Award.
Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder and Sylvia Sidney share starring honors with the movie's wondrous production design, Harry Belafonte soundtrack tunes and Academy Award-winning Best Makeup. So exorcise your right to fun. Say the "B" word three times and have a wonderful Day-O!
This is a classic Tim Burton movie with everything you'd expect - dark theme made light with laughs, over-the-top characters, stunning visuals, and great music.
Rated PG (MPAA)