Hotel Transylvania

2012

Hotel Transylvania

Critics Consensus

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

44%

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Total Count: 144

72%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 151,192
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Movie Info

Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world's most famous monsters--Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more--to celebrate his daughter Mavis's 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem--but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. -- (C) Sony

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Cast

Adam Sandler
as Dracula
Andy Samberg
as Jonathan
Kevin James
as Frankenstein
David Spade
as Griffin, the Invisible Man
Cee-Lo Green
as Murray the Mummy
Jon Lovitz
as Quasimodo
Brian George
as Suit of Armor
Luenell
as Shrunken Heads
Jim Wise
as Shrunken Head/Hydra
Sadie Sandler
as Winnie/Young Mavis
Robert Smigel
as Fake Dracula/Marty
Rob Riggle
as Skeleton Husband
Paul Brittain
as Zombie/Hydra
Jonny Solomon
as Hydra/Gremlin Man
Craig Kellman
as Hydra/Guy in Crowd
Brian McCann
as Hydra/Hairy Monster
David Koechner
as Quasimodo
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Critic Reviews for Hotel Transylvania

All Critics (144) | Top Critics (33) | Fresh (64) | 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.

    Oct 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.

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

    Oct 11, 2012 | Rating: 3/5
  • 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.

    Oct 1, 2012 | Full Review…
  • The 3-D adds a vertiginous thrill to a chase on flying tables and a touch of claustrophobia to a maze of underground corridors.

    Sep 30, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Not since Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein have the great Universal monsters been subjected to such dismal treatment.

    Sep 29, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hotel Transylvania

  • 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)
    EpicLadySponge t Super Reviewer
  • 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
  • Oct 19, 2013
    Home run for Adam Sandler. After a long time with films that disappoint, he makes a great comeback with this animated comedy. I liked his 8 Crazy Nights animated film and this one is much better. Great and cute story. Everyone in the voice cast delivers.
    Sol C Super Reviewer

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