Goosebumps (2015)

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 16, 2015
DVD Release Date: January 26, 2016
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Goosebumps boasts more than enough of its spooky source material's kid-friendly charm to make up for some slightly scattershot humor and a hurried pace.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

More goofy fun than such a blatant cash-in ought to be.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Jack Black fires up a stampede of comic terrors ready made for Halloween. Sure it's exhausting. But Goosebumps, knowing its audience, lets it rip.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Generic tween tosh.

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Lenika Cruz
The Atlantic

The film doesn't try hard to make the case that Hannah's as "real" as anyone else despite being from a book, though it easily could have. That's Goosebumps's implicit premise when it comes to the monsters, after all.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's a cheerful, nasty delight.

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John Lui
The Straits Times (Singapore)

The old- fashioned earnestness is welcome. Less so the lack of playfulness.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

It gently mocks the traditions of the genre -- giant preying mantis rips roof off high school -- while never getting too frightening.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

Goosebumps isn't detached or ironic, nor does it pretend to be something it's not. It's a bonus for fans who pored over the books and it celebrates the fun side of things going bump in the night.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

Goosebumps feels like a tongue-in-cheek kids action adventure from the 80s -- such as Gremlins or The Goonies -- and deserves to sit beside them in the genre.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
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KJ Proulx
Dumb, fun, smart, and helming a surprising emotional heft, "Goosebumps" is more enjoyable than I would have ever thought. Lead by Dylan Minnette… More
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Billie Pritchett
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Cory Taylor
Based on the hugely popular anthology horror literature, Goosebumps is a jubilantly redoubtable, sprightly adaptation that pays homage to Gremlins (the lawn… More
Jesse Ortega
Been on a run of pretty good movies lately. Surprised I enjoyed this movie as much as I did. Surprised would, perhaps, be the wrong word to describe it, but… More