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The Haunted Mansion Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 26, 2003
The Haunted Mansion won't much entertain older family members, but it might be fun for kids and seems headed for a long run on home video.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
November 26, 2003
This is a 99-minute commercial for a three-minute attraction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
December 2, 2003
An overstuffed and under-imagined attempt to turn a six-minute ride into a 90 minute picture.
| Original Score: D
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Go on the Disney ride instead. It's over sooner.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
November 25, 2003
As the story unfolds, it becomes ever more obvious that the Haunted Mansion ride was not concocted to provide enough material for a narratively coherent movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
November 25, 2003
The latest Eddie Murphy flick is more like the amusement park ride than Disney probably intended: it's fun for kids, but for the rest of us it's a bit of a bore.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
February 24, 2004
You wonder why you're willing to wait an hour-and-a-half to go on it for the umpteenth time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
December 1, 2003
Another Disney ride-turned-movie looks great ... and goes nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
December 1, 2003
Feels like something that was churned out through a machine; Disney Live-Action Cheese By Committee.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 8, 2003
[I]t's dreadful.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 26, 2003
A badly scripted, sloppily put-together hack job.
| Original Score: 1/4
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com
November 26, 2003
Although the ads make it sound like Zombie Day Care, Disney's $90 million thriller-comedy is not necessarily the right film to take your kids to this weekend.
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
February 5, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 25, 2003
Vivid and unimaginative.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
March 14, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
November 24, 2003
Mansion is everything we feared Pirates [of the Caribbean] would be: gimmicky, unimaginative, and shackled to its source like an anvil.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
December 15, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
November 26, 2003
Although The Haunted Mansion starts promisingly and presents a wealth of possibilities, filmmakers decide to go the formulaic route to bring in the kiddies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rebecca Murray
About.com
November 30, 2003
When the three hitchhiking ghosts appear, you'll be more than ready to join them in getting the heck out of Dodge.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
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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