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The Haunted Mansion Reviews

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Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
May 26, 2004
A thunderstorm of mysterious origin traps the old mansion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
December 19, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Hill
December 5, 2003
At this point, you can't really be mad at Eddie for making kid movies seeing as his adult career done dried up long ago (did YOU see "I Spy," "Pluto Nash" or "Showtime?").
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
November 30, 2003
The Haunted Mansion was made in the spirit of giving everyone in the family something to enjoy together. It's successful at that level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
November 28, 2003
For those of you in the flyover states who've never been able to afford a trip to the Disney parks, or...simply don't want to pay exorbitant admission prices.
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
November 28, 2003
A pleasant and atmospheric family romp, offering enough mildly chilling thrills to keep everyone entertained during its brief running time.
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Jen Chaney
Washington Post
November 26, 2003
The point of Haunted Mansion is for audiences to sit back and enjoy the ride, which is easy to do thanks to an engaging story, the striking, Gothic-inspired set by Oscar-winner John Myhre and some delightful special effects.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
November 26, 2003
It's perfectly palatable family fare for a long weekend when it's hard to find movies at the neighborhood 'plex that will please everyone.
Angel Cohn
TV Guide
November 26, 2003
It's notoriously difficult to balance lighthearted humor with the spookiness a good ghost story requires, but director Rob Minkoff is surprisingly successful, delivering a satisfying mix of laughs and mild scares aimed at a young audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
November 26, 2003
You don't go to a movie like this for the sparkling repartee; you go to ride the ride one more time, and director Rob Minkoff delivers with a slew of sight gags and character cameos that will keep faith with the fans.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mack Bates
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 26, 2003
With The Haunted Mansion, the second movie this year to be based on a popular Disney attraction Eddie Murphy may have finally brought his career back to life.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
November 26, 2003
The Haunted Mansion is cheesy fun.
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
November 25, 2003
The Haunted Mansion is goofy fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
November 25, 2003
More creepy than scary, but it's lots of fun.
| Original Score: 4/5
Eric D. Snider
November 25, 2003
It's neither as clever nor as campy as the attraction it's based on, but it's a suitable representation of its, er, spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 25, 2003
Amusing but not side-splitting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
J. C. Farrow
November 25, 2003
Swirling apparitions, a wonderful Southern gothic atmosphere and a thwarted love story make this a fine companion piece to the Walt Disney theme-park attraction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
November 22, 2003
Best of all is Parker, the perfect melancholy romantic hero, brooding and dark, yet touching and sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Go on the Disney ride instead. It's over sooner.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Cole Smithey
May 10, 2009
When a Disney ride becomes a movie, there's not much hope that things will turn out as well as they do in this tame horror comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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