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7,074 Ratings


Directed by Tim Burton
United States, 1988
Comedy, Fantasy


A newly undead poltergeist couple turn to rambunctious freightmaster, Beetlejuice, to help scare away the unbearable new family inhabiting their farmhouse. They quickly uncover his diabolical agenda.

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Beetlejuice Directed by Tim Burton

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1989 | Winner: Best Makeup

BAFTA Awards

1989 | 2 nominations including: Best Make Up Artist

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1989 | Winner: Best Actor

Critics reviews

Decades before Winona Ryder burst back onto the scene to charm, frighten and disturb us as a justifiably spastic mother in Stranger Things, she played similar games with our emotive and mental states as Lydia Deetz, the anything-but-spastic, impressively impassive adolescent daughter of post-mortem sorts and dispositions in Beetlejuice, one of Burton’s greatest masterpieces that must be seen at least once, and that simply cannot be seen too many times.
October 05, 2016
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An appealing mess… The pasteboard special effects, which have a special charm of their own, make up in verve and imagination what they sometimes lack in polish, and Keaton has such a time with his extravagant turn as a demonic hipster bum that one can forgive the less inspired contributions of Glenn Shadix, Sylvia Sidney, and Dick Cavett, among others.
March 01, 2001
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