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Hotel Transylvania Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Has the definite stamp of Sandler and his crew, but in the end it's a fine and very sweet animated family film.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

October 7, 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.

Full Review Source: Twitch

July 20, 2013
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

Kids will enjoy Hotel Transylvania, and it won't bore the socks off adults too.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 3/5

January 20, 2013
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

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 Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

November 20, 2012
Andy Lea
Daily Star

Director Genndy Tartakovsky has fashioned something even the most sensitive little flowers in your family can enjoy.

Full Review Source: Daily Star | Original Score: 3/5

October 30, 2012
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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 Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 19, 2012
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post

Checking into this hotel will give you a thrill and get you in the mood for Halloween.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 4/5

October 17, 2012
James White
SFX Magazine

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 Source: SFX Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

October 15, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

It's inventive, wittily drawn, macabre in a Charles Addams vein, and overlong. Children will find it as much fun as Halloween.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

October 13, 2012
Rich Cline

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 Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 12, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The film gives gothic multiculturalism a good, or at least a giddily digimated, name.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 3/5

October 11, 2012
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

It's no classic but the animation is lively and inventive with some terrifically realised ghouls and the story moves fast.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

October 11, 2012
Matthew Turner

Monstrously entertaining, frequently hilarious comedy with lively, fast-paced animation, appealing characters, a witty script and terrific voice performances from a superb comic cast.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

October 10, 2012
Jackie K. Cooper

Adam Sandler is the perfect voice for Dracula and the warm and funny script makes this a solidly entertaining movie.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 7/10

October 10, 2012
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer

We only hear him, but this is the best thing Adam Sandler has done in years.

Full Review Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer | Original Score: B+

October 6, 2012
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Initially, it seems as if viewers are in for the same sort of frat-boy nonsense that Sandler flings out with virtually all his live-action projects. Thankfully, the movie soon shies away from that position and instead manages to deliver genuine laughs.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 6, 2012
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

There are some great sight gags and witty wordplay, but it's a shame that the script too often grows frantic and desperate for laughs. Gags about mummy flatulence can only take you so far.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: C+

October 4, 2012
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

Hotel Transylvania doesn't raise the bar for animation or comedy but it's fun, and nice for once to have a different reason to say "boo" after an Adam Sandler flick.

Full Review Source: Tampa Bay Times | Original Score: B

October 3, 2012
Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
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It's all strictly one-note stuff. But it's a funny note, and the film has a grand old time giving us the same type of gag over and over again.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

October 1, 2012
Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times
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The 3-D adds a vertiginous thrill to a chase on flying tables and a touch of claustrophobia to a maze of underground corridors.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 30, 2012
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