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Van Helsing

action & adventure, horror, thrillers

Legendary monster hunter Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) is summoned to mysterious Transylvania on a mission that will thrust him into a sweeping battle against the forces of darkness!

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 13
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
5 out of 5

This is one vampire movie with bite.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has non-stop and intense action, with characters in constant extreme peril. There are gross and violent images and many characters are killed. There are a lot of jump-out-at-you surprises and grotesque creatures. Characters use brief mild bad words. There are brief mild sexual references and a non-explicit sexual situation.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the original sources and enduring appeal of characters like Frankenstein, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and the Wolfman. They could talk about the villagers' decision that since the vampires killed only one or two people a month, they should not try to stop them. They might want to talk about the ending, whether it was a surprise and how they feel about it.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: The horror flick, at its height, was a lyrical caressing of our fears; by the end of this nonsense, you fear for the well-being of the genre. 'It's dead!'

- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Sunday, August 1, 2004

Rotten: It's empty calories: There isn't a single nourishing, non-synthetic sequence in the entire movie. Not a scene. Not a line. Not a look.

- David Edelstein, Slate, Sunday, June 6, 2004

Rotten: A special-effects extravaganza that uses the barest of excuses to bring these characters together.

- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Friday, May 7, 2004

Audience Reviews

3 stars


- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Thursday, June 24, 2010

4 stars

i love this movie. it is awsome. the way they made it black and white in the begging makes u think of those old movies with bela lagosi richard roxbrugh is one of the best draculas ive seen for a long time ...if u watch the bloopers hugh jackman has such a creepy laugh!

- MissMorganLeee, Thursday, January 7, 2010

3 stars

Is Van Helsing a Comic character? If yes they changed his background everytime they made a new movie based on him.

- ScoopOnline, Sunday, November 29, 2009