Goosebumps Reviews

Page 1 of 2
November 9, 2018
Perhaps the tots will get a decent rise out of the jolly emptiness that is Goosebumps. As for the rest of us, we will probably get a better result in sucking on last year's recycled stale Halloween candy.
October 25, 2017
Goosebumps is a film that delivers a modicum of timely spectacle for half-term but almost nothing in the way of convincing movie magic.
June 5, 2016
Generic tween tosh.
May 24, 2016
The old- fashioned earnestness is welcome. Less so the lack of playfulness.
February 12, 2016
For the most part, the story sticks to a predictable narrative.
February 5, 2016
At times as lumbering as the mantis, director Rob Letterman's semi-family-flick has a few giggles but ultimately feels strained.
January 25, 2016
Goosebumps is an interesting attempt to turn the beloved series of books into a film, but with a story that's uninspired and a bit rushed, it merely turns into an overstuffed tale that lacks focus.
January 22, 2016
As the monsters are set free, and special effects mayhem starts to pile up, Goosebumps becomes an undifferentiated thrill ride, a slightly exhausting roll call that includes deadly garden gnomes, a teen werewolf, a giant mantis and a lot of slime.
January 21, 2016
The film doesn't try hard to make the case that Hannah's as "real" as anyone else despite being from a book, though it easily could have. That's Goosebumps's implicit premise when it comes to the monsters, after all.
January 9, 2016
The eeks, freaks and bumps-in-the-night in Goosebumps are fine, even fun. It's the goosing of this adolescent-targeting fright-flick into a teen-romance that takes the wild romp out of it.
January 1, 2016
While kids will still have fun with this, it sadly lacks the imaginative capacity which should have been its strong point and would have made it a more endearing tribute to its source material.
October 22, 2015
What once kept the young'uns up at night will now have them yawning way before bedtime.
October 21, 2015
For a movie with knife-wielding lawn trolls and maniacal wooden dummies, Goosebumps is surprisingly formulaic.
October 21, 2015
More theme-park attraction than movie, and paradoxically distastefully self-congratulatory about the Goosebumps phenomenon and insulting toward its author.
October 17, 2015
Movie junk food.
October 17, 2015
Like most lazily made kids pictures, the filmmakers operate on the assumption that children will sit through anything as long as the screen is filled with multicolored busyness.
October 16, 2015
... emphasizes constant mayhem and widespread destruction in a frenetic effort to promote an amusement-park mentality.
October 16, 2015
Goosebumps never really appears interested in delivering situations that are truly creepy, or in allowing brave, resourceful kids to be the center of attention.
October 16, 2015
It's harmless enough, and probably fairly entertaining for boys and girls ages 8 through 12. As long as they're not expecting, you know, goosebumps.
October 16, 2015
At a guess, I'd say that Goosebumps will satisfy its core audience - fans of R.L. Stine's popular children's books - and bore pretty much everyone else.
Page 1 of 2