|Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) | Release Date: July 21, 2006||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Has a return-to-innocence sweetness that recalls some of the work of another of its executive producers - Steven Spielberg. Kids may grow up too fast today to embrace the film's familiar message of the virtues of an unhurried adolescence, but it's nice to be reminded of the possibility. Read full review
The three neighborhood kids who venture inside this toothy trap are wittily conceived (as are other characters, like a goth babysitter), but though the overall conception suggests Hayao Miyazaki's "Howl's Moving Castle," the frenetic pacing seems as American as an apple pie in your face. Read full review
Monster House benefits from strong graphic design and lovely lighting, but the script is nothing to write home about.
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