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: 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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Stephen Romei
The Australian

Black is in good form as the enigmatic Stine, but it is Minnette as Zach who impresses most.

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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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Nick Dent
Daily Telegraph (Australia)

Jack Black gives one of his more enjoyable performances playing the writer as a Frankenstein figure -- the creator of creatures that he can't control.

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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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Javier Ocaņa
El Pais

The film is set up as a great entertainment for children who do not avoid the early fears. [Full Review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Jack Black coyly channels an effete Stephen King as a horror writer for tweens with a secret: all of his creations come to life when exposed to air. What… More
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
Chrisanne Chin
I watched it only because of Jack Black. Goosebumps suffered from weak pacing. Funny in parts but frantic in most.
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
Jeff Boam
Though goose pimply at times, this amalgamation of all of R.L. Stine's spooky children bedtime stories makes for some harried horror but half-decent humor… More