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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Philip Kollar

The real stars of Goosebumps are the monsters themselves.

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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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David Fontana
Film Inquiry

Goosebumps finds that balance, managing to capture not only the charm of Stine's work, but the scares as well, without straying too far in either direction.

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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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Paul M. Bradshaw
Total Film

Jack Black is the ringmaster in a three-ring circus of family horror that stays faithful to everything that made R.L. Stine's junior pulp fiction such a '90s playground sensation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% 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
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
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