Beetle Juice 1988

Critics score:
81 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Janet Maslin, New York Times: [The] actors, not surprisingly, are limited by the stupidity of their material. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: An appealing mess. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The movie is all anticlimax once we realize it's going to be about gimmicks, not characters. Read more

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine: Beetlejuice means something good: that imaginative artists can bring a fading genre back from the dead. Read more

Time Out: Some of the most surprisingly enjoyable viewing in years. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Luckily, Keaton pops up from his grave to liven things up when the antics pitting the good ghosts against the intruders become a trite cat & mouse game. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: The joy of Beetlejuice is its completely bizarre -- but perfectly realized -- view of the world. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: Not since Ghostbusters have the spirits been so uplifting. Read more