Hotel Transylvania Reviews

Page 1 of 7
Scott Weinberg
August 26, 2015
This 91-minute mash-up of Halloween creatures and non-stop silliness hits the ground running and virtually never slows down.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
It's isn't awful. Just terribly pleasant, that's all.
Cynthia Fuchs
Time to Play Magazine
March 4, 2015
Kids might be briefly entertained by the early onslaught of monsters, but the plot concerning the over-anxious father is soon tedious, especially as Sandler repeats the corny Dracula voice he's been doing since his Saturday Night Live days.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 7, 2013
Has the definite stamp of Sandler and his crew, but in the end it's a fine and very sweet animated family film.
Eric D. Snider
July 20, 2013
In the role of a concerned father and cartoon monster, Sandler manages to be something he has not been onscreen in a long time: likable.
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
January 20, 2013
Kids will enjoy Hotel Transylvania, and it won't bore the socks off adults too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
January 19, 2013
There's a good chance that children under 10 will find "Hotel Transylvania" entertaining, because it's as non-threatening as can be and the jokes are obvious. There's an equally good chance that everyone else will wander off . . .
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
November 22, 2012
From the spooked start, the comic-rhythm dial's set to bulldozer. Whizzes through the superficially amusing conceit without actually taking much time to craft cunning comedy. Like a sugar-rushed Count Chocula-meets-Fawlty-Towers idea.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 20, 2012
This is a perfectly O.K. animated film. The animation is really quite good. The characters are interesting, but the predictable story isn't very compelling. It is a slightly above average animated feature.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Andy Lea
Daily Star
October 30, 2012
Director Genndy Tartakovsky has fashioned something even the most sensitive little flowers in your family can enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lewis Corner
Digital Spy
October 27, 2012
Hotel Transylvania might be useful as a primer to introduce young film fans to some classic screen creatures, but it falls way behind the standard set by wittier animations from the likes of Pixar and Aardman.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 19, 2012
The concept of monsters as the good guys and humans as the villains is nothing new in the realm of movies, but Tartakovsky keeps things moving along at a satisfying pace as the stellar voice cast have a field day with their iconic characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 18, 2012
... another empty-calorie animated feature ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
October 17, 2012
Checking into this hotel will give you a thrill and get you in the mood for Halloween.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 17, 2012
It's not good enough to actually like, nor is it bad enough to get worked up about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James White
SFX Magazine
October 15, 2012
With a script by that manages to dilute Adam Sandler's baser instincts with a real love for Universal monsters, Hotel Transylvania is no Grown Ups-style torture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
October 13, 2012
It's inventive, wittily drawn, macabre in a Charles Addams vein, and overlong. Children will find it as much fun as Halloween.
Tara Brady
Irish Times
October 13, 2012
The characters and story, forged by six different directors and many more writers over a six-year-production stint, leave little room for Tartakovsky tricks and tics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
October 12, 2012
Eye-catching animation and non-stop jokes make this animated monster movie a lot more fun than we expect. It's packed with gross-out gags that will keep kids laughing, plus clever character-based humour for the grown-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
October 12, 2012
The ultimate message about ignorance being the scariest thing of all is a sincere one, but it gets lost in the nonstop, eager-to-please, uninspired zaniness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Page 1 of 7