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

Directed By:
Rated: PG-13
Running Time:
Release Date: May 7, 2004
DVD Release Date: October 19, 2004
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Also Available On

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.

Will Self
London Evening Standard

The exteriors are fantastic, the castles mega-looming, and there's a beautiful -- if fanciful -- masqued ball which shows off to perfection the costumes contrived by Gabriella Pescucci.

Full review…
David Edelstein

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.

Full review…
Ed Park
Village Voice

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

Full review…
Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

If Van Helsing was meant to be a Saturday afternoon matinee fodder, it is both too ponderous to be fun and too silly to be scary.

Full review…
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.

Full review…
Desson Thomson
Washington Post

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

Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

For me, Stephen Sommers falls in the same category as Renny Harlin. He's one of the best hacks in the business.

Full review…
More reviews for Van Helsing

Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale massive slaughter of bad guys. Yeah i like it.
EightThirty .
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.
Unknown Hobo
Although I have to say I enjoyed this movie I did find myself nodding off in the cinema. Diluted through years of movies being made about the same thing, and… More