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Monster House Reviews

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July 21, 2006
Monster House never pulls off this transit of kiddie fright to delight and back. Yet there is plenty here to dread. The movie is a creepfest. And I don't mean that kindly.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 21, 2006
Monster House benefits from strong graphic design and lovely lighting, but the script is nothing to write home about.
July 20, 2006
Acceptable as a kids film only as a punishment tool.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 29, 2006
This Roald Dahl-esque tale and cornball fantasy never quite jell into a satisfying movie experience. The move feels frustratingly disjointed like that lumbering, disintegrating house storming down the street.
July 19, 2006
A spasmodic, cacophonous roller coaster ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 20, 2006
Had it been released at Halloween (where it surely belongs), you might count it as marginal seasonal fun. In the middle of summer, though, it barely registers.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 20, 2006
The final film isn't wretchedly bad, but clearly needed a lot more polish before being presented to the public.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 5, 2006
Across 90 minutes... the experience is desensitizing and dispiriting and far too insistent.
April 22, 2009
"Monster House" may well be the first mainstream animated exploitation movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 21, 2006
The overall conception suggests Hayao Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle, the frenetic pacing seems as American as an apple pie in your face.
July 20, 2006
The lone minority character is a complete fool and the onscreen kids either mock or fear the overweight, both pretty monstrous messages to send to a young audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 22, 2006
'Way too scary for tykes and far too juvenile for teens, this malevolent monstrosity falls into a pre-adolescent abyss.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
July 23, 2006
A haunted house that's alive, uproots itself, and storms down the street on a rampage seems a bit over-stimulating for young children.
January 4, 2008
It's too dark for the kiddies, while not having enough of an adult flavor to reach an older audience.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 20, 2006
The picture is yet another entry in the if-you-animate-it-they-will come (they being parents and kids) summer sweepstakes.
Read More | Original Score: D
July 21, 2006
Even at 87 minutes, Monster House overstays its welcome. The finale is an overbearingly loud chaos of splintered boards and sentiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 21, 2006
The result is an efficient film that never really catches fire, but satisfies along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 20, 2006
When the fat lady finally sings -- the filmmakers turn up the volume and the visuals explode. It's these sensations, and not necessarily the content, that might overwhelm some youngsters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 20, 2006
Seems less a joyous return to innocence and more like the nightmares we have while contemplating the real-estate market.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 31, 2006
Monster House may look like the sort of movie that is more or less safe for little kids, but the humour gets a little crude in places.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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