Box art for The Haunted Mansion

The Haunted Mansion

  • Rated PG

children & family, comedy, horror

Jim Evers and his famliy must spend the night in a hanunted mansion - only to discover that they have an eerie connection to the family that used to live there.With EDDIE MURPHY!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
  • Audience Score

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 7
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
0 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
3 out of 5

Go on the Disney ride instead. It's over sooner.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that there are lots of chases and peril involving ghosts and skeletons. The atmospherics of the crypt scenes might scare younger viewers. A ghost is dragged into a fiery pit while other ghosts dematerialize to ascend into the heavens. Younger children might be scared when the Evers parents, Jim and Sarah, are threatened.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about priorities and how different people in the same family might view an action in a very different light. For example, Jim argues that he is trying to succeed in business so that his kids will have everything they want, whereas his kids argue that they really only want time with their parents. Families might also wish to discuss being scared and how Jim explains overcoming one's fears to his son.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: It's perfectly palatable family fare for a long weekend when it's hard to find movies at the neighborhood 'plex that will please everyone.

- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Rotten: More Disneyland ride than movie, short on plot and long on dazzling visuals for the kiddies.

- Bill Muller, Arizona Republic, Friday, November 28, 2003

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, Tuesday, December 2, 2003

Audience Reviews

0 star

Terrible story, screenplay and direction made, The Haunted Mansion, is useless film. Rotten.

- fb100002359227440, Monday, June 20, 2011