Van Helsing
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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 outside the bounds of nature; Van Helsing's work has not always made him friends, and a false accusation of murder still trails him. But when he's summoned to Transylvania at the behest of Anna Valerious (Kate Beckinsale), whose family has been fighting supernatural beings for generations, Van Helsing wastes no time answering her call. There, Van… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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!'"
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"This is one of the dopiest movies of the year."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"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."
‑ Joe Leydon, The Moving Picture Show
"A special effects-laden piece of trash..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Like the three monsters at the center of the film, Van Helsing is a howling dog, it needs a brain, and indeed, it bites."
‑ Russ Breimeier, Christianity Today
"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."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"The orgy of morphing, shrieking, lightning-cracking, and habitual rope-swinging quickly turns oppressive."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"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."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"In a blood-thirsty, dead-three-centuries sort of way, it's perfectly charming."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"Writer and director Stephen Sommers is less interested in developing the characters and more interested in smashing them into things."
‑ Uri Lessing,
"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."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"A special-effects extravaganza that uses the barest of excuses to bring these characters together."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"This is one vampire movie with bite."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"An overamped action movie in which the legendary monsters are interchangeable with any other brutish CGI beasts."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"... even in the name of high adventure, the end result was just too silly and unbelievable to accept or enjoy."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson,
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