Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 28
  2. Negative: 12 out of 28

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Critic Reviews

  1. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Mark Caro
    Isn't much more creative than your average gross-out comedy.
  2. 38
    The movie never takes off; it's a bright idea the filmmakers were unable to breathe life into.
  3. Feels like it's been homogenized and Hollywoodized to death.
  4. 30
    The result is a script so needlessly complicated that it defies comprehension.
  5. 30
    Selick is widely and rightly regarded as a master of surreal, dark humor, and wildly inventive animation technique, and Monkeybone is the first tarnish on his otherwise spotless reputation.
  6. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    It's equal parts wacky, sappy and sniggery.
  7. Like a half-remembered dream, the movie's often so overwhelming that even its dull, dead moments (of which there are many, unfortunately) leave you wondering what you're missing and what you've just forgotten.
  8. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    For all its antic grasping it lies flatter on the screen than its graphic novel source lies on the page.
  9. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Athima Chansanchai
    A raunchy, remorseless "Curious George."
  10. A shell of a romantic fantasy festooned with characters inspired by and resembling those in the bar scene in "Star Wars," the waiting room in "Beetlejuice" and the circus in "A Bug's Life."
  11. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Adds up to one numbingly unfunny comedy.
  12. A self-adrenalizing, self-destructing pop-culture whirligig.

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