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Based on 24 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The results are predictable and only mildly entertaining. show more

  • 50
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    A dreary poke-along adaptation of the Angela Sommer-Bodenburg children's stories. show more

  • 63
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    The obstacles are many, most notably Rookery, a local vampire hunter who looks like a rejected extra from "Mad Max." show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Strikes a nice balance between smart and sweet. show more

  • 63
    Larry Terenzi Mr. Showbiz

    A generally likeable cast atones for the underwritten script with fine comic spirit. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A guaranteed crowd-pleaser for the whole family. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Sweetly macabre charmer. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Watchable family films are so rare these days that we shouldn't put a stake through one with so much heart. show more

  • 63
    Sara Wildberger Miami Herald

    The movie is a little long for kids. show more

  • 63
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    It's not meant to be scary. It's meant to be Disney -- a fun and warm children's fantasy. show more

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