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Hotel Transylvania Reviews

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Alan Jones
Radio Times
October 12, 2012
The ultimate message about ignorance being the scariest thing of all is a sincere one, but it gets lost in the nonstop, eager-to-please, uninspired zaniness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
October 11, 2012
There is not much originality here, particularly not a daughter wanting to escape an overprotective parent - Brave and Tangled did this much better - and the 3D hardly registers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
October 11, 2012
Sandler's second venture into animation is almost as unfunny as his horrendous Eight Crazy Nights, ten years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter Bradshaw
October 11, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
October 11, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
October 11, 2012
Castle horror versus theme-park tourism. No real winners.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
October 11, 2012
The film gives gothic multiculturalism a good, or at least a giddily digimated, name.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
October 11, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
October 11, 2012
It's no classic but the animation is lively and inventive with some terrifically realised ghouls and the story moves fast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
October 11, 2012
It's disappointing that the vacuous teen love story is so predictable and that the quality of the gags isn't better. (Enough already with the fart and poop jokes.)
Brent Simon
Screen International
October 10, 2012
High-value animation gets wrapped around a slapdash story more suited to a Saturday morning cartoon in Adam Sandler's Hotel Transylvania, sunk by broad, lazy storytelling.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
October 10, 2012
Monstrously entertaining, frequently hilarious comedy with lively, fast-paced animation, appealing characters, a witty script and terrific voice performances from a superb comic cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jackie K. Cooper
October 10, 2012
Adam Sandler is the perfect voice for Dracula and the warm and funny script makes this a solidly entertaining movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
October 10, 2012
This foregoes an engagingly creepy plot with what amounts to a series of cleverly-staged but increasingly wearisome chases around an old castle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
October 9, 2012
Perfectly toothless.
Rob Carnevale
The List
October 9, 2012
Sandler overdoes the camp in his portrayal of Dracula, Gomez is a generically surly teen and Samberg just irritates as the unlikable Jonathan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 8, 2012
so frenzied and hyped in its desire to please and entertain that it starts to feel exhausting, rather than exhilarating-a monster mash that goes on a little too long and invited too many to the party
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Helen O'Hara
Empire Magazine
October 7, 2012
An animation that never drags itself out of mediocrity despite the best efforts of gifted animator Tartakovsky.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 6, 2012
We only hear him, but this is the best thing Adam Sandler has done in years.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 6, 2012
Initially, it seems as if viewers are in for the same sort of frat-boy nonsense that Sandler flings out with virtually all his live-action projects. Thankfully, the movie soon shies away from that position and instead manages to deliver genuine laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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