A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting Reviews

October 28, 2020
Like a lot of middling Netflix films, there's a cheap veneer that prevents any creative exploration of the film's high-concept premise.
October 28, 2020
Fantasy violence, brave teens in book-based monster tale.
October 26, 2020
'A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting' is introductory horror that never leans heavily into scares, but works within its zaniness thanks to a strong cast of all ages (especially Tom Felton, who is having a blast playing evil).
October 21, 2020
This Rachel Talalay-directed film makes for a perfect Halloween viewing and a way to introduce a young viewer to their first "horror film"
October 19, 2020
A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting is a fun and campy movie that could easily become a classic on par with Halloweentown and Hocus Pocus.
October 19, 2020
A kid-friendly mash-up of limited imagination and endless exposition. Boring as all get out, in other words.
October 19, 2020
A Babysitter's Guide doesn't take enough advantage of the holiday's invitation for mischief and mayhem, let alone costumes and alter egos. Shadow monsters aside, this could have taken place any old night.
October 19, 2020
Gorgeously imagined settings, a great cast, and an exciting story that hits the exact sweet spot between funny-scary and scary-funny.
October 19, 2020
The writing has the perfect amount of humor to distract from the spookiness of it all to remind you it's a lighthearted movie, fun for the whole family.
October 16, 2020
It's hard to figure out exactly what Talalay and Co. are aiming for here. Babysitter's Guide is never truly scary but it's also never all that funny.
October 15, 2020
The beasties might be cute, but that's all they are; like the film itself, an adaptation of screenwriter Joe Ballarini's YA book series, a brightly-coloured distraction seems to be the only point.
October 15, 2020
The film often sinks beneath the weight of its viscous plot. However, it burbles and thrives in moments that rely on aesthetics over story...
October 15, 2020
Tom Felton is so much fun in this... they could have just focused the story a little bit more.
October 15, 2020
For older audiences, The Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting will have the same sort of appeal as movies like Hocus Pocus or Halloweentown. They're fun, they're zany, and they have all the elements necessary to get us in the Halloween spirit.
October 15, 2020
A beloved book brought to vivid life with an engaging cast, a smart script and imagination a mile wide. Perfect family viewing for Halloween.
October 15, 2020
Fun family film filled with silly monsters, action packed adventure, & even a few spooky moments! Tom Felton is pure perfection (& almost unrecognizable) as The Grand Guignol.
Top Critic
October 15, 2020
The film feels more programmed than imagined.