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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!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    23%
  • Audience Score
    57%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 13
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
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®

  • Tomatometer®

    23%
    reviews counted: 2
    see all Van Helsing reviews
  • Audience

    57%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- Luke Buckmaster, In Film Australia, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Sure, it's daft, but it's also funny and exciting and kids will likely love it.

- Nev Pierce, BBC, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale massive slaughter of bad guys. Yeah i like it.

- jmanard52, Tuesday, May 13, 2008

3 stars

B

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Thursday, June 24, 2010

3 stars

Okay, this is getting boring. the vampire thingy. Why can't they come up with something new? Anyway, this movie was okay. Nothing special.

- 3niR, Thursday, April 21, 2011