Van Helsing
Van Helsing (2004)

The greatest monster hunter of them all has his work cut out for him as he tracks down three deadly foes in this action-adventure saga. Gabriel Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) is a man who has dedicated his life to battling evil forces who exist… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 19, 2004
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23%
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57%



Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A hollow creature feature that suffers from CGI overload.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The horror flick, at its height, was a lyrical caressing of our fears; by the end of this nonsense, you fear for the well-being of the genre. 'It's dead!'

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This is one of the dopiest movies of the year.

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Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show

A chaotic blur of recycled archetypes from classic horror flicks, action sequences unbound by laws of gravity and physics, and CGI special effects that somehow manage to appear ridiculously expensive and unconvincingly obvious all at once.

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David Edelstein
Slate

It's empty calories: There isn't a single nourishing, non-synthetic sequence in the entire movie. Not a scene. Not a line. Not a look.

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Ed Park
Village Voice

The orgy of morphing, shrieking, lightning-cracking, and habitual rope-swinging quickly turns oppressive.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The already-lousy House of Frankenstein as done up by a filmmaker whose idea of style is to make things as loud and busy as possible... A screaming, noisy, overedited mess of a movie.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

This moronic abomination is not a movie. It's just a noisy, nasty and repulsive video game-slash- theme-park haunted-house ride designed to appeal to the offspring of warlocks and trolls.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

A special-effects extravaganza that uses the barest of excuses to bring these characters together.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

This is one vampire movie with bite.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale massive slaughter of bad guys. Yeah i like it.
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29/01/2013 (DVD)
Phil Hubbs
Pretty much the ultimate modern day homage to all the classic Universal monster flicks of the 30's and 40's, more specifically the few monster mash… More
Directors Cat
CGI overload and a story that's been done before better. However there is a good performance by the leads and the creatures aren't so bad either.… More
Christian C
Stupid idea for a story, but fun in an idiotic way. I'm embarrassed to say it, but I really liked it -- for a mindless action thriller.
Anthony Lawrie
Such a great idea, completely wasted. The direction was shoddy, the editing atrocious, the script was pitiful and the general writing laughable. A huge missed… More

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