Metacritic Movie Ratings
Monster House Reviews

4.0

68

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    Kenan directs with a zingy sense of kids, comedy, fright, and visual perspective. But the movie also shimmers and shakes in all its motion-capture animated beauty with the slyly deep sensibilities of executive producer Robert Zemeckis.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today

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

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  • 75

    out of 100

    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.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

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

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