Hotel Transylvania Reviews

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October 20, 2018
As a straight up monster movie, this film could have had a lot of fun diving further into the stereotypes... and then extending the confrontation that occurs at the end. Instead it's weighed down by the teen romance and need to conceal Jonathan.
October 25, 2017
The movie is hardly top-notch stuff.
May 3, 2015
It's isn't awful. Just terribly pleasant, that's all.
March 4, 2015
Kids might be briefly entertained by the early onslaught of monsters, but the plot concerning the over-anxious father is soon tedious, especially as Sandler repeats the corny Dracula voice he's been doing since his Saturday Night Live days.
January 19, 2013
There's a good chance that children under 10 will find "Hotel Transylvania" entertaining, because it's as non-threatening as can be and the jokes are obvious. There's an equally good chance that everyone else will wander off . . .
November 22, 2012
From the spooked start, the comic-rhythm dial's set to bulldozer. Whizzes through the superficially amusing conceit without actually taking much time to craft cunning comedy. Like a sugar-rushed Count Chocula-meets-Fawlty-Towers idea.
October 27, 2012
Hotel Transylvania might be useful as a primer to introduce young film fans to some classic screen creatures, but it falls way behind the standard set by wittier animations from the likes of Pixar and Aardman.
October 18, 2012
... another empty-calorie animated feature ...
October 17, 2012
It's not good enough to actually like, nor is it bad enough to get worked up about.
October 13, 2012
The characters and story, forged by six different directors and many more writers over a six-year-production stint, leave little room for Tartakovsky tricks and tics.
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.
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.
October 11, 2012
Sandler's second venture into animation is almost as unfunny as his horrendous Eight Crazy Nights, ten years ago.
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.
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.
October 11, 2012
Castle horror versus theme-park tourism. No real winners.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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