Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The fabulous story of Charlie and Willy Wonka based on the
Acclaimed director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to the
beloved Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, about eccentric
candy-maker Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) and Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore), a
good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of
Wonka’s extraordinary factory.
Long isolated from his own family, Wonka launches a worldwide contest to
select an heir to his candy empire. Five lucky children, including Charlie, draw
Golden Tickets from Wonka chocolate bars and win a guided tour of the legendary
candy-making facility that no outsider has seen in 15 years. Dazzled by one
amazing sight after another, Charlie is drawn into Wonka’s fantastic world in
this astonishing and enduring story.
- " Finally a worthy, excellent remake. "
- " If anything cramps Depp, and the film's sense of fun, it is the
weight that is placed on reconciliation between Wonka and his father.
" – Ryan Gilbey
- " Marrying extreme set design and sublime casting… Burton's film
showcases his usual interest in gothic effects and the original Willy
Wonka's psychedelia. " – Felicia Feaster