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Based on 32 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The voice work is exceptional, with a special nod to Maggie Gyllenhaal as a toxic-tongued baby sitter and Jason Lee as her raunchy-to-the-point-of-depraved boyfriend. Kenan is a talent to watch, even in a flick that doesn't know when to quit. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Monster House was designed as a family movie and a scary movie. It may scare children, but it won't terrify them. So it's no scarier than it should be. show more

  • 75
    USA Today

    Monster House may be the first true horror film for children. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Monster House benefits from strong graphic design and lovely lighting, but the script is nothing to write home about. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Easily the best computer-animated feature to come from Hollywood in a long while, Monster House is also one of the weirdest. A creepy-crawly, freak-show Halloween yarn. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A captivating piece of visual wizardry. The house, which eventually frees itself from its moorings and chases after our trio of tweener heroes, is a genuine original. show more

  • 88

    Smaller kids might find the movie too intense at times, especially when DJ, Chowder, and Jenny find themselves literally in the belly of the beast. But everyone else should enjoy a good, goosebumpy scare. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Set around Halloween, Monster House manages to cull bits and pieces from Hammer, Hitchcock and the old-dark-house genre of 19th Century literature and early 20th Century stage and film. show more

  • 75
    Peter Debruge Miami Herald

    Ultimately, what happens with the house is not only entertaining, but a marvel of what animation can accomplish in this day and age. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The house itself - which walks down the street in one impressive scene - is memorably voiced by Kathleen Turner. show more

  • June 19, 2011 Dry Master
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    I love how it was comedy/horror at the same time!Wonderful!

  • October 19, 2008 OffcCrrl
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    worst movie ever. its not like boring, its incredibly disturbing. the stufff makes you want to shiver and be discusted, number 1 worst movie in the world

  • July 06, 2008 Lysaken27
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    I saw Monster House a long time ago but I remember liking it. Kind of twisted storyline but it had the kids on the edge of their seats. This is very scary for little kids. My 5 yr old was freaked out by the house eating things but the older kids loved it.

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