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The Haunted Mansion Reviews

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

While it may supply giggles and shivers to preteens, grownups should think twice before entering this all-too-haunted house.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 2/4

November 28, 2003
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com

If you are a fan of special effects you might find it worth spending the money, but if you want some good plotting with your pretty pictures don't bother.

Full Review Source: Horror.com

November 28, 2003
Mark Ramsey
MovieJuice!

Nowadays, folks say "remember when Eddie Murphy could make you laugh" the same way they say "remember the Alamo."

Full Review Source: MovieJuice! | Original Score: F

November 28, 2003
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Eddie Murphy has been many things to many people in his tempestuous career. Until now, 'mayo-and-bologna-on-white' hasn't been one of them.

| Original Score: 2/4

November 27, 2003
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Perhaps used to working with animated characters, Minkoff fails to inspire much energy from his cast.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2/4

November 27, 2003
Jen Chaney
Washington Post
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The point of Haunted Mansion is for audiences to sit back and enjoy the ride, which is easy to do thanks to an engaging story, the striking, Gothic-inspired set by Oscar-winner John Myhre and some delightful special effects.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

November 26, 2003
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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It's perfectly palatable family fare for a long weekend when it's hard to find movies at the neighborhood 'plex that will please everyone.

November 26, 2003
Robert Koehler
Variety
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Contempo Hollywood may be awash in brilliant technicians and craftspeople but it also needs good storytellers, who aren't to be found in The Haunted Mansion.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 26, 2003
Mike Clark
USA Today
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The movie's horror angle also reminds us of Vampire in Brooklyn, the last in a string of Murphy flops before The Nutty Professor saved his screen career in 1996. With this listless foray, Eddie is twice bitten.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: .5/4

November 26, 2003
Angel Cohn
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's notoriously difficult to balance lighthearted humor with the spookiness a good ghost story requires, but director Rob Minkoff is surprisingly successful, delivering a satisfying mix of laughs and mild scares aimed at a young audience.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/5

November 26, 2003
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The story is so flimsy, could it possibly have been ghostwritten by Goofy?

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

November 26, 2003
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

A badly scripted, sloppily put-together hack job.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

November 26, 2003
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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The problem here isn't so much the pace as the too-predictable story and the general lack of energy; director Rob Minkoff can't seem to light a fire under his cast.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

November 26, 2003
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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Haunted Mansion won't be anybody's E-ticket ride, but it's an enjoyable movie for a very specific age range (children 8 to 12), and will be tolerable for almost everyone else.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

November 26, 2003
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Haunted is much more loyal to the original amusement attraction than the freewheeling and more imaginative Pirates film, which is good for nostalgia but not especially good for storytelling.

| Original Score: 5/10

November 26, 2003
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com

Here's a better way to spend your money: go to Disneyland and visit the real Haunted Mansion.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

November 26, 2003
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

Nothing awful, nothing special.

November 26, 2003
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

You don't go to a movie like this for the sparkling repartee; you go to ride the ride one more time, and director Rob Minkoff delivers with a slew of sight gags and character cameos that will keep faith with the fans.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 3/5

November 26, 2003
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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The Haunted Mansion is disappointing in just about every way. Even the plot, which seems simple enough at first, turns out to be confusing when all is revealed.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

November 26, 2003
Shawn Levy
Oregonian

A film of dull plot, trite lessons, flat comedy, wan frights and wasted, listless energy.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: D+

November 26, 2003
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