Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I think, when on their own, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are very, very talented, but when working together-geniuses. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is exactly what it should be: visually incredible; surprisingly sentimental; purely entertaining; superbly acted. Depp continues to amaze me, and his Willy Wonka falls somewhere between utterly charismatic and surpassingly disturbed. Burton grows and grows as a director, and is every bit as innovative today as he was twenty years ago. I recommend this movie with the highest confidence; however, be warned, if you’re not a Burton fan, you may not appreciate his lavishes.