Monster Family 3D

Emma Watson stars in this animated family comedy about a dysfunctional family trying to reconnect when they are suddenly turned into monsters.

With a struggling bookshop, an overworked husband, and two misunderstood teenagers, Emma Wishbone (Watson) is at her wit's end trying to be the perfect mum. After dragging her family to a costume party on Halloween night, they are cursed by an evil witch and transformed into a vampire, a mummy, a werewolf, and Frankenstein's monster. Now Emma must fight to keep her monster family together and uncover the secret of their curse... eventually leading them to the Prince of Darkness himself, Dracula.

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Animated, Comedy, Kids & Family, 3D

93mins

Rating: PG Coarse language

UK, Germany

Los Angeles Times

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An anything-goes hodgepodge in need of a smarter, tighter narrative and more deftly conceived and rendered characters.

The Guardian (UK)

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The whole thing is exhausting, with too much slapstick, too few decent laughs and a care-y share-y message of family togetherness.

The Independent (UK)

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... a clunky, ungainly and misconceived affair, neither witty nor visually imaginative enough even to begin to compare with the best Hollywood animation.

The Straights Times (Singapore)

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Adults are better off rewatching Hotel Transylvania (2012) or The Incredibles (2004), whose dysfunctional families are more human than this one.

The Times (UK)

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Derivative, barrel-scraping "family animation" at its worst.