Philadelphia Inquirer

The result is like near-beer: The taste is familiar, but the spirit is missing.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By 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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The Hollywood Reporter

By 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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Chicago Tribune

By 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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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It is spectacularly average. Neither an inspired reimagining nor a painful dud,
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San Francisco Chronicle

Surprisingly decent.
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USA Today

By 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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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Tame and witless enough to make me long for the ancient, dusty fright kitsch of ''The Munsters.''
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A tepid comedy whose only saving grace is the face of Jennifer Tilly in a crystal ball.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The only entertaining member of the cast is Terence Stamp.
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34 out of 100
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