Hotel Transylvania

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Hotel Transylvania's buoyant, giddy tone may please children, but it might be a little too loud and thinly-scripted for older audiences.

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When monsters want to get away from it all, they go to Count Dracula's (Adam Sandler) Hotel Transylvania, a lavish resort where they can be themselves without humans around to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula invites creatures like the Invisible Man, the Mummy and others to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez). However, an unforeseen complication unfolds when an ordinary human unwittingly crashes the party and falls in love with Mavis.

Cast & Crew

Adam Sandler
Dracula
Voice
Andy Samberg
Jonathan
Voice
Selena Gomez
Mavis
Voice
Kevin James
Frankenstein
Voice
Fran Drescher
Eunice
Voice
Steve Buscemi
Wayne
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Molly Shannon
Wanda
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David Spade
Griffin
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CeeLo Green
Murray
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Jon Lovitz
Quasimodo
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Peter Baynham
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Adam Sandler
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Allen Covert
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Mark Mothersbaugh
Original Music
Catherine Apple
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Marcelo Vignali
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Critic Reviews for Hotel Transylvania

All Critics (145) | Top Critics (35) | Fresh (65) | Rotten (80)

  • Comedy gothic isn't exactly novel, and frankly there is a sense here of a movie coasting along on Halloween hype-marketing, without providing as many laughs and ideas as it really could have done.

    October 11, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • No one does saccharine like Adam Sandler. The man can be sharp, angry and funny - but when he lays on the sweetness, it's like drowning in an avalanche of Tate & Lyle.

    October 11, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Castle horror versus theme-park tourism. No real winners.

    October 11, 2012 | Rating: 3/5
  • The film gives gothic multiculturalism a good, or at least a giddily digimated, name.

    October 11, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Somehow dull and exhausting all at once, and the central concept (monsters who fear humans) was explored with far more wit and elegance in Pixar's timeless Monsters, Inc.

    October 11, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It's all strictly one-note stuff. But it's a funny note, and the film has a grand old time giving us the same type of gag over and over again.

    October 1, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hotel Transylvania

  • May 19, 2020
    Oh. This was... super underwhelming. Like I mean, I was prepared to appreciate it less than the majority of audiences, I often don't love kids' media, and I'm not really a fan of Adam Sandler, but I didn't think that I wouldn't find any appeal in it at all. This is just one I genuinely do not see what people are talking about when they give it a favourable review.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 19, 2016
    An ok animated film that is quite funny in places, We could tell it was from the Adam Sandler crew as the jokes were split even between kids and adults, I like the fact that they had literally every monster we knew in the film, The story was ok but nothing new, It did feel very rushed and thin at times, I can't comment on the 3D as I watched the 2D version, Overall an ok animation that suffers from a predictable plot and might scare the younger children watching, It's not a bad movie but there is better animations out there.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 23, 2015
    Very decent for Adam Sandler and one of the movies he's better in. (Counting in the sequel too)
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  • Sep 28, 2015
    Thanks to some frightfully cool animation, Hotel Transylvania scares up a monster mash-up that's definitely worth booking into. No need to approach this creature feature with torches and pitchforks - it's universal fun for the whole family ... Universal Pictures, that is. Granted, it runs schmaltzy at times and force-feeds an all-too-familiar modern 'toon moral (it's OK to be different and blah, blah, blah), but this check-in still comes with a lot of amenities, namely monstrous humor. The zippy jokes will get adults' inner werewolf howling with laughs while the constant pratfalls will keep the kids in Frankenstein-sized stitches. Indeed, this is this laugh-out-loud comedy that Disney's Haunted Mansion wanted to be. In this PG-rated animated comedy, Count Dracula (Sandler) runs a five-stake resort that caters to monsters like Frankenstein (Kevin James), the Wolfman (Steve Buscemi), and the Invisible Man (David Spade), but things go awry when a human (Andy Samberg) stumbles in and develops eyes for Drac's 118 year-old daughter (Gomez). If his CV serves as any indication, Adam Sandler and his friends have been zeroing in on family entertainment for years. The difference is, Hotel Transylvania aims for an immature audience whereas Grown Ups is just plain immature. However moviegoers stake it, this latest project gels thanks to a winning combination of sophomoric humor, classic monster movie nods, and A-List animation. Indeed, without acclaimed animation director Genndy Tartakovsky (Cartoon Network's Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars), this Sandler vehicle would warrant an early check-out. Tarakovsky imbues Transylvania with such verve that you might never want to leave. Bottom line: A Graveyard Near-Smash
    Jeff B Super Reviewer

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