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86% Tomatometer 65 Reviews 82% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose "help" quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Brilliantly bizarre and overflowing with ideas, Beetlejuice offers some of Michael Keaton's most deliciously manic work - and creepy, funny fun for the whole family.

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Beetlejuice | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Pauline Kael New Yorker Though a lot of [Burton's] moves don’t connect, enough of them do to make this spotty, dissonant movie a comedy classic. Sep 15, 2023 Full Review Beetlejuice | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Steve Rose Guardian The story almost comes off the rails, but Beetlejuice's charm lies more in the execution. The movie is crammed with visual invention and snappy comedy. Rated: 5/5 Oct 25, 2018 Full Review Beetlejuice | Rotten Tomatoes (3) David Ansen Newsweek For sheer off-the-wall audacity, Tim Burton's demented Beetlejuice certainly demands respect, even if it's more enjoyable in concept than in execution. Apr 5, 2018 Full Review Beetlejuice | Rotten Tomatoes (4) David Pountain Vague Visages Indeed, in a film that so gleefully satirizes and undermines any attempts to impose order on existence, Betelgeuse can be regarded as a subversive savior. Dec 12, 2023 Full Review Beetlejuice | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Terry Francis Southern Voice (Atlanta) Tim Burton's Beetlejuice is a farce that's blessedly lunatic. May 8, 2023 Full Review Beetlejuice | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Bill Chambers Film Freak Central Beetle Juice is founded on...absurd juxtapositions--none funnier, if you ask me, than when an undead football team calls the ancient, gravel-voiced Sylvia Sidney "coach." Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 3, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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Eric A. It was a nice, fun movie. Winona Ryder was especially enjoyable, as were Geena Davis and Michael Keaton. Ah, and "Mr. Rooney" from Ferris Bueller's Day Off (sorry, don't remember his name). Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/27/23 Full Review Ben W Classic! Great movie! Rated 4.5/5 Stars • Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 10/19/23 Full Review GreenScreenGrin Classic Tim Burton film, still one of his best! Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/07/22 Full Review Ann-Marie It holds up over time. Still funny, still interesting, great cast, fun movie. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/02/22 Full Review Gary Been a Fan Since I was little it was a Great Experience Seeing it on The Big Screen for the first Time Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/25/21 Full Review Eugene C It was so much fun!! It was so nice to get back in a theater again!! Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/02/21 Full Review Read all reviews

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Tim Burton Director Michael Keaton Betelgeuse (Beetlejuice) Alec Baldwin Adam Maitland Geena Davis Barbara Maitland Jeffrey Jones Charles Deitz Catherine O'Hara Delia
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Synopsis After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose "help" quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.

Director
Tim Burton

Producer
Michael Bender, Richard Hashimoto, Larry Wilson

Screenwriter
Warren Skaaren, Michael McDowell

Distributor
Warner Bros. Pictures

Production Co
Warner Brothers, Geffen Pictures

Rating
PG

Genre
Comedy, Fantasy

Original Language
English

Release Date (Theaters)
Mar 30, 1988, Wide

Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 15, 2008

Box Office (Gross USA)
$73.5M

Runtime
1h 32m

Sound Mix
Surround

Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.85:1)
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