Starts out bad and gets progressively worse.
| Original Score: 1/5
Fun fun fun, but not necessarily for all the family.
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.
| Original Score: 3/10
A bundle of chaotic energy signifying nothing.
| Original Score: 2/4
The film Monkeybone is a raucous mess. Director Henry Selick mixes animation and live action to the noisy, clumsy detriment of both.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
...an outrageously funny demonstration of how our interior angst can be put into the service of art.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
This tale about alter ego and greed generates more morbid and sexual content than a real sense of ghoulish fun or panic.
| Original Score: 2/5
A crass and frantic comedy-fantasy pitched alternately, I think, at ten-year-olds or stoned college students.
| Original Score: 0/5
You can almost see money dripping off the walls of the sets and cybersets in this special-effects extravaganza.
The design is often brilliant, although the film is nowhere near as tasteless or funny as it ought to be.
The movie doesn't seem to have a purpose other than to fill space.
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An embarrassment for Brendan Fraser. Consider this surreal comedy attempt a career hurdle that Fraser has since cleared.
| Original Score: F
Don't waste your time with this monkey business.
Monkeybone is kind of like a Tim Burton movie - except it wasn't directed by Tim Burton.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
There's a special place in my heart for movies that create new worlds for us to inhabit.
| Original Score: B
A largely frustrating 90-minute experience.
Selick does his cast a major disservice.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
If you're interested in craziness, loony looking critters and other people's nightmares, there are worse ways to spend 90 minutes.
Nice bid all around, kids. Too bad it doesn't quite work.