Monster House
Monster House (2006)

A suburban home has become physically animated by a vengeful human soul looking to stir up trouble from beyond the grave, and it's up to three adventurous kids from the neighborhood to do battle with the structural golem in this… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 21, 2006
DVD Release Date: October 24, 2006
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Monster House welcoms kids and adults alike into a household full of smart, monstrous fun.

Time Out

n the pantheon of CGI films, it's one of the most adult-orientated animations yet. I don't need to tell you that the kids in the screening were enamoured from start to finish.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The storytelling skill in Monster House isn't always up to its visuals. But as a roller-coaster summer entertainment, it's a heck of a lot more fun than Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, not to mention a full hour shorter.

Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media

Frightful fun for tweens and up.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Monster House benefits from strong graphic design and lovely lighting, but the script is nothing to write home about.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

The difference between Monster House and most other animated movies is a little thing called story. It actually has one, and doesn't just trot out cheeky characters spewing gratuitous pop-culture references.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

I suspect, and hope that "Monster House" will become a Halloween classic, because it's too fun to be forgotten.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Until this animated horrorfest turns shrill, debuting director Gil Kenan delivers enough visual goods to justify the faith of producers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis.

James Berardinelli

It's part story and part spectacle, with the two halves being nicely balanced to offer something for just about everyone.

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Cole Smithey

"Monster House" may well be the first mainstream animated exploitation movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
"So I had my two yr old nephew today. He either brings a new book for me to read or a movie for us to watch. He's my kind of kid ; } Anyways, so this… More
Directors Cat
Monster Huse was creepy, but not creepy enough. Visuals are amazing but the story not so striking.
Lucas Martins
Jim Careter
Monster House is the perfect kids horror movie. Its something I watch every year and im proud to say it.
Alex roy
Monster House is a terrific animated comedy horror film that is perfect for the Halloween season. Monster House has gotten tremendous flack for being too… More
Conner Rainwater
Monster House has a really great feel to it that makes it feel more live action than animated most of the time. Visually, it's hard to tell if it's… More