Hotel Transylvania Reviews

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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
TwitchFilm
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
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
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
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
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.
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
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
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
October 11, 2012
The film gives gothic multiculturalism a good, or at least a giddily digimated, name.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
October 11, 2012
It's no classic but the animation is lively and inventive with some terrifically realised ghouls and the story moves fast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 10, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
October 10, 2012
Adam Sandler is the perfect voice for Dracula and the warm and funny script makes this a solidly entertaining movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 6, 2012
We only hear him, but this is the best thing Adam Sandler has done in years.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 6, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
October 4, 2012
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 | Original Score: C+
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
October 3, 2012
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 | Original Score: B
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
October 1, 2012
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.
Top Critic
Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times
September 30, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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