Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  115 min.
Release Date: July 15, 2005
DVD: November 8, 2005

Current rating: Rating: 3.14
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Cast: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, AnnaSophia Robb, Christopher Lee, Missi Pyle, Noah Taylor

Inspiration: Roald Dahl


Acclaimed director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to the beloved Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, about eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) and Charlie, 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.

Director: Tim Burton
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Richard D. Zanuck, Brad Grey
Screenplay: John August
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  • 4 stars "LOVE Johnny Depp in this movie!"
  • 1 star "This version was very weird."
  • 5 stars "A lot more faithful to the book and as sweet as a chocolate treat! Roald Dahl would have been proud of this film!"