80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
This creature feature is exhilarating fun, a richly designed and often quite funny re-exploration of the movie past.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Silly and spectacular, and fun.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Old monster movies were thrilling in a way that mingled terror, sexuality and a real preference for the monsters over their tormentors. Van Helsing is a kiddie adventure on an endless, meaningless loop.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The dashing Jackman plays his part well enough, but the script doesn't provide sufficient "Indiana Jones"-style bons mots to win us over.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
We haven't had a good Frankenstein, Dracula, or Wolf Man movie in a long time, so here's one where the whole gang shows up. One catch: It's not good.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Instead of paying homage to these creepy creatures of bygone Hollywood, Sommers seems to be unwittingly lampooning them. The first few minutes of Van Helsing, shot in black and white, look like outtakes from Mel Brooks' gagfest "Young Frankenstein."
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Van Helsing, a fusion of eye candy and brain sputter, is a long, kinetic, yet dreary mess.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Here's a shrieking bore of a horror flick.
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0

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Nothing's alive in this trash-heap travesty of warm-weather entertainment, despite the frenetic pace.
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0

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Sommers film just lies there, weighted down by a complete lack of wit, artfulness and internal logic. So it's a disaster -- a big, loud, boring wreck.
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35 out of 100
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