Monster House Synopsis
Three youths discover that the residence next door is an evil, living creature.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Kenan directs with a zingy sense of kids, comedy, fright, and visual perspective. But the movie also shimmers and shakes in all its...
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Premiere

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Smaller kids might find the movie too intense at times, especially when DJ, Chowder, and Jenny find themselves literally in the belly of...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Easily the best computer-animated feature to come from Hollywood in a long while, Monster House is also one of the weirdest. A...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A captivating piece of visual wizardry. The house, which eventually frees itself from its moorings and chases after our trio of tweener...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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...
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75

USA Today

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

By Peter Travers
The voice work is exceptional, with a special nod to Maggie Gyllenhaal as a toxic-tongued baby sitter and Jason Lee as her...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Monster House is the first horror comedy made exclusively for fourth-graders.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Monster House benefits from strong graphic design and lovely lighting, but the script is nothing to write home about.
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pretty scarey for young people under 10

By itsonlymyopinion
I shouldn't assumed it would be appropriate for my 5 & 7 yr old simply because it was PG & an animation with children as the lead characters. What bothered me most is that there was a woman buried...

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By msdmario666
Mitchell was good in it...

great halloween movie

By Winsnug
This movie is fairly old but I happened to come across it on tv today. Great movie for an animated movie!...

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This is just plain awesome!...

so good

By glxy
so good...

my monster house review

By lord-o-movies
great movie amazing animation i hated chowder weird storyline but it works this should have won best animated picture instead of happy feet...

Great!

By movie_expertx
this movie was ok, it was pretty funny. i wouldnt see it again...

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Rated PG | For scary images and sequences, thematic elements, some crude humor and brief language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 9+ Frightful fun for tweens and up.
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