• Released
  • September 28, 2012
  • PG , 1 hr 35 min
  • Animated
    Comedy
  • 5,529 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: Dracula invites some of the world’s most famous monsters to celebrate his daughter's 118th birthday, but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to her.

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Critic Ratings

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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
There's enough here to entertain - and gross out - the kiddie crowd, and parental units, too
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The cutest darn thing in Hotel Transylvania is the way Count Dracula spazzes into a brilliant red devil-face when provoked. The...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's the parental mush about trusting one's kid to make her own discoveries and blah blah blah (spoken in a Sandlerized version of a Dracula...
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63

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Some might say there isn't enough that's fresh here to recommend the movie in a big way, except that every generation of trick-or-treaters...
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63

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
A serviceable animated movie about a soft-hearted Dracula.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It's juvenile from start to finish, which is fine if you're young, but not so great if your sole purpose in a theater is to accompany...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While it's an energetic romp, there is more slapstick humor than wit at work here, and a good deal of borrowing from the far more clever...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
As a vampire might say, "Be- vaaare , all who enter here above the age of 7! What lies on the screen ... is not for you !"
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40

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
The problem is that Jonathan is possibly the most annoying romantic lead in any film in recent memory. His gnarly, X-Games-loving,...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Hotel Transylvania checks in as an anemic example of pure concept over precious little content.
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By ninamcgarrahan
Has a wonderful moral, great Halloween scare and even if the idea is ghostly....

More Info

Rated PG | For Action, Scary Images and Some Rude Humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Father-daughter comedy works as intro to monster movies.
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