i want to say skip it, but it got great reviews. visually, good looking on screen 'minus the gore,' and there is lots of it. maybe that's it, if you can get into the gore, then maybe it is a delight. in general i am a fan of tim burton, depp always delicious, but this one did not do it for me. however, critics are calling it a masterpiece 'if seriel murder is your cup of tea.'