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  • 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
    Premiere

    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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