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Hotel Transylvania Reviews

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Simon Brookfield
We Got This Covered

Hotel Transylvania is a chief offender when it comes to the issues plaguing mainstream animation today and in a number of ways is a significant step back for Sony Pictures Animation after their hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 5.5/10

September 28, 2012
Ben Kendrick

An off-putting juxtaposition of heartfelt character moments and lowbrow poop jokes prevent Hotel Transylvania from ever being especially heartfelt or funny.

Full Review Source: ScreenRant | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 28, 2012
Abhimanyu Das
Slant Magazine

Yet another instance of a decent, potentially thorny premise bogged down in a mess of treacly sentiment and tedious moralizing.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

September 24, 2012
Jeff Beck

The film starts off well [and] makes you think that several different zany things could happen, but sadly, the writers don't take advantage of it.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 27, 2012
Lewis Corner
Digital Spy

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 Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 2/5

October 27, 2012
Tara Brady
Irish Times

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 Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 13, 2012
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The boingy action and gastrointestinal humor may district wee ones for awhile, but parents will find themselves wondering how soon they can check out.

Full Review Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Original Score: 3/5

September 27, 2012
Matt Neal
The Standard

Not a complete failure for the young ones who think the idea of a farting Frankenstein is funny, but more discerning audiences will find this vampiric comedy fangless.

Full Review Source: The Standard | Original Score: 2/5

September 20, 2012
Ian Buckwalter
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At its core, this movie is little more than Twilight told from the other side of the tracks, only with far more fart jokes.

Full Review Source: NPR | Original Score: 4/10

September 27, 2012
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, where you can check out any time you like, but you will never laugh. With apologies to The Eagles, "almost never."

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 27, 2012
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...there's nothing terribly bad about Hotel Transylvania, it's just not very special.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 80/100

September 28, 2012
James Berardinelli
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Not since Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein have the great Universal monsters been subjected to such dismal treatment.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 29, 2012
Alex Zane
Sun Online

There is not much originality here, particularly not a daughter wanting to escape an overprotective parent - Brave and Tangled did this much better - and the 3D hardly registers.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 2/5

October 11, 2012
Alan Jones
Radio Times

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 Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 12, 2012
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Perfectly toothless.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

October 9, 2012
Mike Scott

The uninspired and slapsticky Hotel Transylvania is a textbook example of a movie built around a promising premise but cursed by poor execution.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 1/5

September 28, 2012
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

There's one volume in "Hotel": loud. And one mode of humor: crass.

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

September 27, 2012
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

Somehow dull and exhausting all at once, and the central concept (monsters who fear humans) was explored with far more wit and elegance in Pixar's timeless Monsters, Inc.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

October 11, 2012
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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"Hotel Transylvania" never becomes the great monster mash that seemed in the offing.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

September 27, 2012
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

Castle horror versus theme-park tourism. No real winners.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

October 11, 2012
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