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Monster House Reviews

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Frightful fun for tweens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
I suspect, and hope that "Monster House" will become a Halloween classic, because it's too fun to be forgotten.
Brian Marder
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 10, 2008
A good laugh and technologically fascinating.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
[Has] its moments of both scares and laughs.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Christianity Today
September 12, 2007
The most troubling element of the film is its conclusion ... which comes to rather alarming conclusions about how to deal with a resentful social outcast.
| Original Score: B-
Michael Dequina
August 26, 2007
Delivers the freaky/funny goods for audiences of all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
February 6, 2007
A cleverly conceived, kid-friendly horror flick with a lot going for it, mixing clever asides in a thrill-a-minute roller coaster ride on the way to a finale with a satisfying send-off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
December 3, 2006
Monster House doesn't give specifics about when it takes place, but I swear it must be the '80's.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
November 30, 2006
The best animated film of 2006.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Plath
November 19, 2006
A visual treat, with characters that look like caricatures and a house that's as much of a monster as anything Hollywood has given us.
| Original Score: 3/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5

Sydney Morning Herald
September 23, 2006
Set on Halloween, the script is original and nicely creepy, even when the boys are joined by a redhead named Jenny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine
September 18, 2006
In an era of meticulously muggy, corporate-vetted movies designed to launch possible franchises before the first film has even released, Monster House plays pleasingly to audiences of almost any age, driven by a strong sense of wonderment.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 2, 2006
A rich, layered and often funny script, with some decent scares, as well as some knowing, hip scenes that satisfy with their edgy moments and lines.
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
August 31, 2006
...amid the technical dazzle, the spunky juvenile protagonists give the film an unlikely anchor.
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Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
August 31, 2006
Here's a conundrum: an animated movie that is pitched at kids but is far more suitable for teenagers and adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Voynar
August 24, 2006
From his brilliantly twisted vision of the house itself to the casting of the voice actors for this film, Kenan couldn't have done a better job for his frosh film effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly
August 23, 2006
This is not only going to make the little ones jump, but it made a few big ones (like me) jump, too! It's scary
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
August 21, 2006
Unfortunately, I don't think it's going to be a monster hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012

Irish Times
January 5, 2007
Janet Smith
Georgia Straight
July 23, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 22, 2006

Baltimore Sun
July 22, 2006
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