Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania
Hotel Transylvania
  • PG
  • 1h 31m
  • 2012
Rotten44%
Common Sense Media Iconage 7+
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Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend, Dracula (Adam Sandler) has invited all his best friends – Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday. For Dracula catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem but the party really starts when one ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and changes everything!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten44%
Critics Consensus: Hotel Transylvania's buoyant, giddy tone may please children, but it might be a little too loud and thinly-scripted for older audiences.
Reviews
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

Comedy gothic isn't exactly novel, and frankly there is a sense here of a movie coasting along on...

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Tom Huddleston
Rotten

No one does saccharine like Adam Sandler. The man can be sharp, angry and funny - but when he lays...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Anton Bitel
Rotten

Castle horror versus theme-park tourism. No real winners.

June 22, 2017
New York Magazine/Vulture
Bilge Ebiri
Fresh

It's all strictly one-note stuff. But it's a funny note, and the film has a grand old time giving...

June 22, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times
Nell Minow
Fresh

The 3-D adds a vertiginous thrill to a chase on flying tables and a touch of claustrophobia to a m...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Father-daughter comedy works as intro to monster movies.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Hotel Transylvania is a good introductory "monster movie" for little kids -- the monsters are tame, and the story focuses on Dracula and his daughter as she comes of age (118!). The only potentially frightening elements are Dracula's "angry face," which he flashes when he can't control his rage (it only lasts a few seconds, but it's a bit demonic looking), and a mob scene that puts a central character in danger. There's also a backstory that involves humans killing the main character's mother, but it's handled delicately. Language includes insults/rude words like "stupid" and "shut up," and there's some innuendo, flirting, and a quick kiss between a 118-year-old vampire hybrid and a 21-year-old guy (hey, it worked in Twilight!).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:September 28, 2012
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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