Goosebumps

Goosebumps

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Goosebumps

Jack Black is author RL Stine, writer of the Goosebumps horror books for kids, in this spooky family adventure that celebrates the series. Stars Dylan Minnette (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) as the new kid next door who teams up with Stine's niece after the writer's imaginary beasts are let loose in their small town.

2015Rating: PG, Mild scary scenes103 minsUSA
AdventureComedyKids & Family
Director:
Rob Letterman ('Monsters vs. Aliens', 'Shark Tale', 'Gulliver's Travels')
Writer:
Scott AlexanderLarry KaraszewskiDarren Lemke
Cast:
Jack BlackDylan MinnetteOdeya RushAmy RyanRyan LeeJillian Bell
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Disposable product intended to appeal to everyone but likely to resonate with no one.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

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Would seem to yield the serial pleasures a voracious Stineophile might desire.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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There’s a streak of old-fashioned B-movie spooky playfulness here, and when actual, motivated characters are on screen it’s delightful.

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Nonstop mayhem follows in a stampede of comic terrors ready made for Halloween.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Weird, wonderful work, every scene in the movie feels authentic.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Translates R.L. Stine’s frighteningly successful young adult horror fiction series to the big screen with lively, teen Ghostbusters-type results.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

While kids will still have fun with this, it sadly lacks the imaginative capacity which should have been its strong point and would have made it a more endearing tribute to its source material.

0

A fun filled, exciting family adventure filled with laughs and with child appropriate frights. Worth a watch.

4.0
0

This feature length adaptation of Goosebumps had the potential to be something special. Unfortunately, it is a run of the mill action/adventure children's film. Being a massive fan of the books and the TV series, I was hoping for a new installment to the spooky franchise. However, instead of targeting the audience that grew up with the series,it has...

2.0
0

I can't hear it.

1.0
0

Jumanji much? I'm sorry but the story is just that, repackaged. 2 stars for 2 dimensions.

2.0
0

Goosebumps is a fun and enjoyable family movie. Entertaining monster action sequences. The CGI is pretty bad, and there's a lazy excuse for why the monsters in R.L Stine's books are coming to life. But nevertheless, good movie. Grade: B-

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Disposable product intended to appeal to everyone but likely to resonate with no one.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Would seem to yield the serial pleasures a voracious Stineophile might desire.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There’s a streak of old-fashioned B-movie spooky playfulness here, and when actual, motivated characters are on screen it’s delightful.

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Nonstop mayhem follows in a stampede of comic terrors ready made for Halloween.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Weird, wonderful work, every scene in the movie feels authentic.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Translates R.L. Stine’s frighteningly successful young adult horror fiction series to the big screen with lively, teen Ghostbusters-type results.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

While kids will still have fun with this, it sadly lacks the imaginative capacity which should have been its strong point and would have made it a more endearing tribute to its source material.

0

A fun filled, exciting family adventure filled with laughs and with child appropriate frights. Worth a watch.

4.0
0

This feature length adaptation of Goosebumps had the potential to be something special. Unfortunately, it is a run of the mill action/adventure children's film. Being a massive fan of the books and the TV series, I was hoping for a new installment to the spooky franchise. However, instead of targeting the audience that grew up with the series,it has...

2.0
0

I can't hear it.

1.0
0

Jumanji much? I'm sorry but the story is just that, repackaged. 2 stars for 2 dimensions.

2.0
0

Goosebumps is a fun and enjoyable family movie. Entertaining monster action sequences. The CGI is pretty bad, and there's a lazy excuse for why the monsters in R.L Stine's books are coming to life. But nevertheless, good movie. Grade: B-

3.0
0