Monster House Reviews

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Frightful fun for tweens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
I suspect, and hope that "Monster House" will become a Halloween classic, because it's too fun to be forgotten.
Cole Smithey
April 22, 2009
"Monster House" may well be the first mainstream animated exploitation movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 10, 2008
A good laugh and technologically fascinating.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
[Has] its moments of both scares and laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 4, 2008
It's too dark for the kiddies, while not having enough of an adult flavor to reach an older audience.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeffrey Overstreet
Christianity Today
September 12, 2007
The most troubling element of the film is its conclusion ... which comes to rather alarming conclusions about how to deal with a resentful social outcast.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Michael Dequina
August 26, 2007
Delivers the freaky/funny goods for audiences of all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
February 7, 2007
A plodding and unimaginative screenplay.
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
February 6, 2007
A cleverly conceived, kid-friendly horror flick with a lot going for it, mixing clever asides in a thrill-a-minute roller coaster ride on the way to a finale with a satisfying send-off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
December 3, 2006
Monster House doesn't give specifics about when it takes place, but I swear it must be the '80's.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
November 30, 2006
The best animated film of 2006.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Plath
November 19, 2006
A visual treat, with characters that look like caricatures and a house that's as much of a monster as anything Hollywood has given us.
| Original Score: 3/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5

Sydney Morning Herald
September 23, 2006
Set on Halloween, the script is original and nicely creepy, even when the boys are joined by a redhead named Jenny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine
September 18, 2006
In an era of meticulously muggy, corporate-vetted movies designed to launch possible franchises before the first film has even released, Monster House plays pleasingly to audiences of almost any age, driven by a strong sense of wonderment.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 2, 2006
A rich, layered and often funny script, with some decent scares, as well as some knowing, hip scenes that satisfy with their edgy moments and lines.
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
August 31, 2006
...amid the technical dazzle, the spunky juvenile protagonists give the film an unlikely anchor.
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
August 31, 2006
Monster House may look like the sort of movie that is more or less safe for little kids, but the humour gets a little crude in places.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
August 31, 2006
Here's a conundrum: an animated movie that is pitched at kids but is far more suitable for teenagers and adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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