Reviews of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)
Review by gibsonj338 (2007-02-18)
After have read the book, all I can say is the book is quite different from the movie "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory." Some parts of the book is not in the movie and some parts of the movie is not in the book, but the movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is a better version as far as being close to how the book says it. I would recommend that you read the book before watching either movies.
Review by marsobig (2003-09-04)
I'm partial to the movie version (since I saw it and enjoyed it dozens of times as a kid) but the book was entertaining in its own right. The squirrel and the extended elevator episodes were new to me and I loved imagining them. Thought the book would be darker, quirkier than it actually was. That's my only major gripe. 8/10