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75
The cutest darn thing in Hotel Transylvania is the way Count Dracula spazzes into a brilliant red devil-face when provoked. The second-cutest thing is his annoyed response to being misquoted by idiot humans.
75
There's enough here to entertain - and gross out - the kiddie crowd, and parental units, too
67
It's the parental mush about trusting one's kid to make her own discoveries and blah blah blah (spoken in a Sandlerized version of a Dracula voice) that drains the movie of blood. What's left are platitudes, and Sandler singing a novelty song in a Transylvanian-accented falsetto.
63
While it's an energetic romp, there is more slapstick humor than wit at work here, and a good deal of borrowing from the far more clever "Monsters, Inc."
63
Some might say there isn't enough that's fresh here to recommend the movie in a big way, except that every generation of trick-or-treaters deserves its monster mash.
63
A serviceable animated movie about a soft-hearted Dracula.
63
It's juvenile from start to finish, which is fine if you're young, but not so great if your sole purpose in a theater is to accompany someone who's young.
60
As a vampire might say, "Be- vaaare , all who enter here above the age of 7! What lies on the screen ... is not for you !"
50
Entertaining enough for the trick-or-treat crowd, but a bit more bite wouldn't kill it.
40
Hotel Transylvania checks in as an anemic example of pure concept over precious little content.
40
Los Angeles Times
There are some crowd-pleasers - but Hotel Transylvania never becomes the great monster mash that seemed in the offing.
40
The problem is that Jonathan is possibly the most annoying romantic lead in any film in recent memory. His gnarly, X-Games-loving, righteous-dude shtick is so grating that my frustration with the lack of ferocity in the movie's monsters may be largely because I kept wishing one of them would act like a proper monster and tear him limb from limb.

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