Reviews

Dec 28, 2010
Go on the Disney ride instead. It's over sooner.
Dec 30, 2006
Feb 3, 2004
Dec 8, 2003
[I]t's dreadful.
Dec 2, 2003
An overstuffed and under-imagined attempt to turn a six-minute ride into a 90 minute picture.
Dec 2, 2003
Rob Minkoff has directed a movie that's nearly laughless and nowhere near as frightening as what's happened to Eddie Murphy's career.
Nov 30, 2003
Learn from the Evers family: The Haunted Mansion is not worth the detour.
Nov 29, 2003
No, not physically, but comedically, for that shining streaming comet of laugh-inducing thunder who shaped the modern face of movie comedy in the 1980's and '90's lives no more.
Nov 28, 2003
A pleasant and atmospheric family romp, offering enough mildly chilling thrills to keep everyone entertained during its brief running time.
Nov 28, 2003
More Disneyland ride than movie, short on plot and long on dazzling visuals for the kiddies.
Nov 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.
Nov 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.
Nov 26, 2003
Contempo Hollywood may be awash in brilliant technicians and craftspeople but it also needs good storytellers, who aren't to be found in The Haunted Mansion.
Nov 26, 2003
The movie's horror angle also reminds us of Vampire in Brooklyn, the last in a string of Murphy flops before The Nutty Professor saved his screen career in 1996. With this listless foray, Eddie is twice bitten.
Nov 26, 2003
The story is so flimsy, could it possibly have been ghostwritten by Goofy?
Nov 26, 2003
The problem here isn't so much the pace as the too-predictable story and the general lack of energy; director Rob Minkoff can't seem to light a fire under his cast.
Nov 26, 2003
Haunted Mansion won't be anybody's E-ticket ride, but it's an enjoyable movie for a very specific age range (children 8 to 12), and will be tolerable for almost everyone else.
Nov 26, 2003
The Haunted Mansion is disappointing in just about every way. Even the plot, which seems simple enough at first, turns out to be confusing when all is revealed.
Nov 26, 2003
Disney's latest cinematic spin-off of a theme park attraction is a vortex of boredom. The mansion itself looks great, but what happens inside is woefully uninspired.
Nov 26, 2003
The advertising slogan for The Haunted Mansion warns, 'Check your pulse at the door' -- pretty cheeky for a movie that flatlines for almost all of its 98 minutes.