Monkeybone Reviews

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Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Starts out bad and gets progressively worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Film4
July 13, 2010
Fun fun fun, but not necessarily for all the family.
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
November 16, 2009
Primed to be dark, twisted, and playful -- all exhibited traits of the works of the director, animator Henry Selick -- it is instead juvenile, amateurish, and sloppy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 11, 2009
A bundle of chaotic energy signifying nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tony Macklin
Las Vegas CityLife
February 2, 2009
The film Monkeybone is a raucous mess. Director Henry Selick mixes animation and live action to the noisy, clumsy detriment of both.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
January 27, 2009
...an outrageously funny demonstration of how our interior angst can be put into the service of art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
This tale about alter ego and greed generates more morbid and sexual content than a real sense of ghoulish fun or panic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 18, 2008
A crass and frantic comedy-fantasy pitched alternately, I think, at ten-year-olds or stoned college students.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
April 26, 2007
You can almost see money dripping off the walls of the sets and cybersets in this special-effects extravaganza.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The design is often brilliant, although the film is nowhere near as tasteless or funny as it ought to be.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
The movie doesn't seem to have a purpose other than to fill space.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com
January 4, 2005
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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 25, 2004
An embarrassment for Brendan Fraser. Consider this surreal comedy attempt a career hurdle that Fraser has since cleared.
| Original Score: F
Ted Murphy
Hollywood.com
May 7, 2004
Don't waste your time with this monkey business.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
Monkeybone is kind of like a Tim Burton movie - except it wasn't directed by Tim Burton.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
There's a special place in my heart for movies that create new worlds for us to inhabit.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ron Wells
Film Threat
May 18, 2003
A largely frustrating 90-minute experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Mader
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
Selick does his cast a major disservice.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
If you're interested in craziness, loony looking critters and other people's nightmares, there are worse ways to spend 90 minutes.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Nice bid all around, kids. Too bad it doesn't quite work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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