Hotel Transylvania
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world's most famous monsters--Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more--to celebrate his daughter Mavis's 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem--but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and… More

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"No one does saccharine like Adam Sandler. The man can be sharp, angry and funny - but when he lays on the sweetness, it's like drowning in an avalanche of Tate & Lyle."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Not since Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein have the great Universal monsters been subjected to such dismal treatment."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Has the definite stamp of Sandler and his crew, but in the end it's a fine and very sweet animated family film."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"There's a good chance that children under 10 will find "Hotel Transylvania" entertaining, because it's as non-threatening as can be and the jokes are obvious. There's an equally good chance that everyone else will wander off . . ."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Director Genndy Tartakovsky has fashioned something even the most sensitive little flowers in your family can enjoy."
‑ Andy Lea, Daily Star
"It's all strictly one-note stuff. But it's a funny note, and the film has a grand old time giving us the same type of gag over and over again."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Even the animation is ugly."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"In the role of a concerned father and cartoon monster, Sandler manages to be something he has not been onscreen in a long time: likable."
‑ Eric D. Snider, Twitch
"From the spooked start, the comic-rhythm dial's set to bulldozer. Whizzes through the superficially amusing conceit without actually taking much time to craft cunning comedy. Like a sugar-rushed Count Chocula-meets-Fawlty-Towers idea."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"Hotel Transylvania might be useful as a primer to introduce young film fans to some classic screen creatures, but it falls way behind the standard set by wittier animations from the likes of Pixar and Aardman."
‑ Lewis Corner, Digital Spy
"The 3-D adds a vertiginous thrill to a chase on flying tables and a touch of claustrophobia to a maze of underground corridors."
‑ Nell Minow, Chicago Sun-Times
"Hotel Transylvania may lack the emotional oomph of Pixar's best efforts, but it makes up for it with rapid-fire gags and an unflagging pace that makes this a rare all-ages treat."
‑ Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
"Kids will enjoy Hotel Transylvania, and it won't bore the socks off adults too."
‑ Sam Bathe, Fan The Fire
"This is a perfectly O.K. animated film. The animation is really quite good. The characters are interesting, but the predictable story isn't very compelling. It is a slightly above average animated feature."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"The concept of monsters as the good guys and humans as the villains is nothing new in the realm of movies, but Tartakovsky keeps things moving along at a satisfying pace as the stellar voice cast have a field day with their iconic characters."
‑ Jason Buchanan, TV Guide's Movie Guide
More reviews for Hotel Transylvania on Rotten Tomatoes

More Like This

Ice Age
Ice Age (2002)
Monsters, Inc.