Based on 392 votes and 64 reviews
Lighten up, everyone! It's a movie, right? I enjoyed the story, the acting and the effects. Step back from your angst and enjoy!
I liked the fact that the movie had Jack Black and Cate Blanchette in it. I never go by what the critics say good or bad I go see the movie if i'm interested and if not either wait till its on tv or rental if i want to see it.
horrible, no plot, 53.00 for crap
LOVED IT!!!!!!!! AND JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN
The acting was great, but the plot line was a bit strange to me. Also, many parts in the movie made me a bit uncomfortable. Remember, this is just me personally, but I didn’t like the movie that much. Though again, great acting and actors.
What the H is going on with these reviews?!!? Satanic? Really?! If this is Satanic than so is Little Red Riding Hood, 3 Blind Mice, The Grinch and heck, why not through in the story of Christ too!! People have lost their Gosh darn minds!! A fun, magical movie for kids. Full Stop.
Terrible. Walked out after 30 minutes.
Don’t let your kids see this. Never mind that, don’t let yourself see this. Disturbing, bad movie.
Magical. Fun. Liked it a lot and TWO THUMBS UP!!!!!
Love the cast. The story line had a bit much going on but was still very good. Probably great for older kids, my kids 6 and 7 were scared sometimes and there is a lot of witchcraft, demons, blood magic etc in which was a little uncomfortable, but I should have researched the movie more.
not for children!!! To much pushing witch craft and Satanism. If you are a Christian this movie is not for you
Nothing about the devil. Gezzzz. This was a funny movie.
WAY too much going on to hold interest - and at times seems mean spirited - I would NOT take young children to see this one.
I thought this was going to be a kids movie Halloween theme... boy was I wrong. Visual and vocal references (multiple) to the Satanic Bible, lots of Inverted Pentagrams, and numerous others. How this got a PG rating is beyond me......... Just very disappointed that Jack Black even put his name on this... not directed at kids at all
Hail Satan! Bring your kids!!
I liked this movie in a weird scary kind of way.
A LOT of fake positive reviews on this one. Skip it
Good entertainment. The kids liked it. The child actor did the best acting.
Loved it, anything with magic in it appeals to many. Jack Black is always worth seeing!
Really fun watch if you don't take things too terribly seriously. It looks like they had fun making it.
Couldn’t wait for it to be over! Boring with few laughs.
Very disturbing satanic movie. I wouldn't take my children to see this. Waste of time and money. No effective comic relief.
Worst movie I have seen in a while. The acting was fine, but the story line is really DUMB.
Thoroughly enjoyed this movie.
This is more of a “humorous” movie as opposed to a comedy. Jack Black & Cate Blanchett deliver a decent performance for a light movie. While the movie is somewhat predictable, it’s all in good fun. The house itself also puts in a good performance! I gave it 4 stars because I enjoyed the movie and it had enough ridiculous moments that it will be worth watching again.
This movie is demonic and satanic.
I enjoyed this ,,,easy watching bit of fun..not better then Potter films,but well worth seeing!
Bored me to death--left after 45 minutes. When Jack Black is bad, he's really bad...……….gurubob…….two thumbs WAY down.
The film doesn't seem to know what it is about-is it trying to make you laugh, take it as a fantasy? as a real story? scare you or to be a farce. One moment it is trying to do one of these things and then it moves to contradict this point. With that said-for an audience of between 6 to 13 this film will be a solid 4 stars but for any adult this film is painful to watch like a very bad version of Harry Potter (which I loved). About the only thing that saves the film at all are the interesting set designs inside the house that are not the fake looking CGI effects in the film. If you have kids you should take them but if you are an adult skip this one as this not a film of the quality of the Harry Potter films. Films like this ultimately fail as the film makers seem to forget that in order to take someone into a flight of fantasy suspension of disbelief must occur-this never comes close to happening anywhere in the film.
Excellent effects and terrific acting. Amusing side characters. Creepy story with right amount of humor. Really draws the viewer in. Good for older children and adults as well.
If the last Harry Potter films were as good as this they'd still be making them.
This movie was great. I did not find anything dark and super creepy from this movie. Lol
Ummm, not for me. Perfect for the younger crowd.
Lots of twists and turns... love Jack Black and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Technically good but not for me.
A must for Potter fans.
Well acted, perfect amount of humor, Halloween scared, colorful, friendship lesson, and special effects.
Excellent movie. The troll is back again in here. The one who keeps saying the all 5 stars are fake reviews. Lol
Much better than The Predator. What a cast!
Nice fun family movie
Got up and watched Predator instead..That was at least better than this one. The acting was good though.
An exciting and magical story perfect for the Halloween season.
I was with a friend this afternoon we had liked it but not for kids to watch
KYLE MACLACHLAN BEST SINCE THE FLINTSTONES (1994)
Too dark and scary for small children.
The academy award for fiction goes to all the fake reviews for using the word awesome. Perhaps the administrators of this site should no longer run reviews as most of them are nonsense at best, misleading people into wasting their time and money. To those who believe the reviews, time to wake up. P.s. the movie is barely worth renting. Wait for Netflix when it is free.
I'm not sure why people liked this movie so much. Poor Script with good actors. I couldn't wait to get out of this one.