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The Haunted Mansion Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    34

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 20

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    The only entertaining member of the cast is Terence Stamp.

  • 33

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Tame and witless enough to make me long for the ancient, dusty fright kitsch of ''The Munsters.''

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    A Disney Thanksgiving movie that plays like a Halloween holdover is odd enough. Even so, it wouldn't be that bad if you stuck your hand into the trick-or-treat bag and found a hefty, succulently dressed and edible turkey instead of the other kind.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Robert K. Elder

    The words "Welcome foolish mortals" open Walt Disney Pictures' The Haunted Mansion, a movie based on Disneyland and Walt Disney World's classic theme park attractions. The foolish mortals, of course, would be those who pay $9 a ticket at the door.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    Pleasant and atmospheric family romp, offering enough mildly chilling thrills to keep everyone entertained during its brief running time.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    What I got was a fairly intriguing story and an actual plot that is actually resolved. That doesn't make the movie good enough to recommend, but it makes it better than the ads suggest.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 7+

Go on the Disney ride instead. It's over sooner.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there are lots of chases and peril involving ghosts and skeletons. The atmospherics of the crypt scenes might scare younger viewers. A ghost is dragged into a fiery pit while other ghosts dematerialize to ascend into the heavens. Younger children might be scared when the Evers parents, Jim and Sarah, are threatened.

  • Families can talk about priorities and how different people in the same family might view an action in a very different light. For example, Jim argues that he is trying to succeed in business so that his kids will have everything they want, whereas his kids argue that they really only want time with their parents. Families might also wish to discuss being scared and how Jim explains overcoming one's fears to his son.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence and scariness: Scary and spooky with creepy and grisly images, including murder, suicide, skeletons. Lots of chases and peril involving ghosts and skeletons. The atmospherics of the crypt scenes might scare younger viewers.

  • sex false0

    Sexy stuff: Not an issue

  • language false0

    Language: Not an issue

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: The movie is based on a theme park ride.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Social drinking.

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