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The Haunted Mansion

  PG HD Closed Captioning

Rob Minkoff

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Plot Summary

After the blockbuster success of Pirates of the Caribbean, another Disney theme park ride is adapted for the big screen in this family-friendly mix of comedy and chills. Jim Evers (Eddie Murphy) is a real estate agent whose latest project is to find a buyer for a huge but dilapidated old house in New Orleans. However, when Evers visits the property with his family, he discovers it's already inhabited by 999 ghosts, none of whom are interested in sharing the space. As the spirits make their displeasure known, Evers and his family try to shoo them away with the help of an eccentric medium named Madame Leota (Jennifer Tilly). The Haunted Mansion also stars Terence Stamp, Don Knotts, and Wallace Shawn.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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13%
  • Reviews Counted: 135
  • Fresh: 18
  • Rotten: 117
  • Average Rating: 4.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The movie's horror angle also reminds us of Vampire in Brooklyn, the last in a string of Murphy flops before The Nutty Professor saved his screen career in 1996. With this listless foray, Eddie is twice bitten. – Mike Clark, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Contempo Hollywood may be awash in brilliant technicians and craftspeople but it also needs good storytellers, who aren't to be found in The Haunted Mansion. – Robert Koehler, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: Rob Minkoff has directed a movie that's nearly laughless and nowhere near as frightening as what's happened to Eddie Murphy's career. – Brian Parks, Village Voice, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Haunted Mansion won't be anybody's E-ticket ride, but it's an enjoyable movie for a very specific age range (children 8 to 12), and will be tolerable for almost everyone else. – Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, Jan 15, 2004

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Customer Reviews

Good Movie

This movie is pretty good. Some parts are scary. And some are really funny. Watch it but watch the trailer before you buy it.

hilarious!

this movie is totally worth the money. buy it. watch it. enjoy it.

Haunted Mansion Movie

I must admit, I anticipated this film a lot. I've been a fan of the Haunted Mansion mystique ever since I saw Disney's ride for the first time in 1973. This film almost tries to do too much, I think. Ghosts are scary. Eddie Murphy's not. Somehow adding Eddie Murphy backfired. But Disney tried to make a film that doesn't really fit the "spirit" of the original Haunted Mansion ride. Disney had released an LP of the Mansion that had a story line that just described the ride. This was scarier than the film.

The Haunted Mansion
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  • $17.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2003

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