An endearingly schizoid Frankenstein of a movie, by turns relentlessly high-spirited and darkly poignant.
Michael AtkinsonVillage Voice
Corpse Bride never skimps on the sass (as a good folktale shouldn't). And the variety of its cadaverous style is never less than inspired; never has the human skull's natural grin been redeployed so exhaustively for yuks.
As animated films go, this is easily the best of a weak year.
Owen GleibermanEntertainment Weekly
As an achievement in macabre visual wizardry, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride has to be reckoned some sort of marvel.
Mark OlsenL.A. Weekly
There is much clattering and clanking plus a couple of songs; some of the gothic-inspired, neo-Victorian visuals are quite arresting; and the corpse bride herself is, dare one say, surprisingly hot. But the whole thing just isn’t much fun.