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Hotel Transylvania Reviews

Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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No one does saccharine like Adam Sandler. The man can be sharp, angry and funny - but when he lays on the sweetness, it's like drowning in an avalanche of Tate & Lyle.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

October 11, 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
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Even the animation is ugly.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 29, 2012
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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Hotel Transylvania may lack the emotional oomph of Pixar's best efforts, but it makes up for it with rapid-fire gags and an unflagging pace that makes this a rare all-ages treat.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

September 28, 2012
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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A fast, funny and wildly inventive animated tale with enough laughs and heart to appeal to audiences of all ages.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

September 28, 2012
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
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The film is good goofy fun, even as the plot uncorks a whole lotta nothing.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

September 28, 2012
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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"Hotel Transylvania" may offer a perfectly fine Halloween-themed getaway for young kids, but there aren't many amenities for Mom and Dad.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

September 28, 2012
Sara Stewart
New York Post
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[Tartakovsky's] wit and attention to detail enliven a collection of well-known ghosts and ghouls.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 28, 2012
Tom Long
Detroit News
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It won't drive you crazy to watch it, but it isn't "The Lion King" either.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C

September 28, 2012
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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Feels like a string of jokes without a story.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

September 28, 2012
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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This comedy starring and produced by Adam Sandler feels as slapped together one of the comedian's live-action buddy movies.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 28, 2012
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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While it's an energetic romp, there is more slapstick humor than wit at work here, and a good deal of borrowing from the far more clever Monsters, Inc.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 27, 2012
Tom Russo
Boston Globe
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Every generation of trick-or-treaters deserves its monster mash.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 27, 2012
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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The movie loses its originality as it rolls toward its predictable conclusion, but it's still lovely to look at.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

September 27, 2012
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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There's much to enjoy here in a disposable way, particularly jokes about monsters having ordinary problems with kids and spouses.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 27, 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
Ian Buckwalter
NPR
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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
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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There's enough here to entertain - and gross out - the kiddie crowd, and parental units, too.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

September 27, 2012
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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There are a few laughs sprinkled throughout director Genndy Tartakovsky's film, but not nearly enough.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 27, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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There's enough silly slapstick here that it flies by harmlessly.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

September 27, 2012
Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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A family movie that includes almost entirely lewd jokes for adults.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

September 27, 2012
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
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A story about the difficult balance between protecting loved ones and controlling them is discarded so the cast can monomaniacally pursue a trite cliché summed up with a silly noise.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

September 27, 2012
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Tartakovsky's zippy, boing-boing touch shines through in the purely physical antics of the monster mob; words aren't necessary as the freaks bounce around the place with nutso energy.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

September 26, 2012
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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The main reason I'm giving this a more favorable rating than my actual opinion of the movie would seem to call for is because the screening I attended also had a lot of kids in the audience, and most of them were relatively delighted.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2/5

September 26, 2012
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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Although it doesn't worry itself with dialectic complexities, Hotel Transylvania succeeds on the level of entertainment.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 25, 2012
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Tweens might appreciate the sugar-rush ghoulishness; Famous Monsters of Filmland fans and discerning kids-flick viewers may find themselves reaching for torches.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

September 25, 2012
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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The biggest issue facing "Hotel Transylvania" is that this story has been done before, over the past six decades, and in a far superior manner.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: D+

September 8, 2012
Peter Debruge
Variety
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A stale overprotective-dad story set within a location that could easily house a more inspired mix of characters and events.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 7, 2012
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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A scarily unfunny animated monster movie that goes awry right off the bat.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 7, 2012
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