Best 1971 Movies

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (PG, 2005)

    Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor
    Director Tim Burton brings his unique vision and sensibility to Roald Dahl's classic children's stor... read morey in this lavish screen interpretation. Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) is the secretive and wildly imaginative man behind the world's most celebrated candy company, and while the Wonka factory is famously closed to visitors, the reclusive candy man decides to give five lucky children a chance to see the inside of his operation by placing "golden tickets" in five randomly selected chocolate bars. Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore), whose poor but loving family lives literally in the shadow of the Wonka factory, is lucky enough to obtain one of the tickets, and Charlie, escorted by his Grandpa Joe (David Kelly), is in for the ride of a lifetime as he tours the strange and remarkable world of Wonka with fellow winners, media-obsessed Mike Teavee (Jordan Fry), harsh and greedy Veruca Salt (Julia Winter), gluttonous Augustus Gloop (Philip Wiegratz), and ultra-competitive Violet Beauregarde (AnnaSophia Robb). Over the course of the day, some of the children will learn difficult lessons about themselves, and one will go on to become Wonka's new right hand. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory also stars Christopher Lee, James Fox, and Noah Taylor; the book was famously adapted to the screen before in 1971 under the title Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, with Gene Wilder as the eccentric candy tycoon. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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      fb712290260: Much more interesting and less creepy (Oompa-Loompa-wise) than the 1971 version. Depp's performance was funny and slightly twisted. The children were more believable,
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb100002478023302: . It's a great film, though some (including me) will prefer the 1971 version.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • deano
      deano: . The factory sets are scrumptious. Yes, even for nostalgic adults, this is better than the popular 1971 version with Gene Wilder.
      The ending scene is the best.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago