The Haunted Mansion


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IMDb Rating 4.9 10 35612


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Eddie Murphy as Jim Evers
Jennifer Tilly as Madame Leota
Rachael Harris as Mrs. Coleman
696.05 MB
23.976 fps
12hr 0 min
P/S 3 / 17

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by OllieSuave-007 8 / 10

Better than I've expected!

Based off of the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland, this movie is about Realtor Jim Evers whom was asked to to sell the famed mansion by the owner. So, he and his family are summoned to the mysterious place and soon ends up being caught in its paranormal world.

It's a better film that I've expected - solid plot, funny (but not over-the-top) acting, incredible visual effects, and catchy music. I liked all the references to the Disneyland attraction like Madame Leota, the singing busts, the lost traveler and his dog, the moving portraits and the floating candlesticks. The story about the groom looking for his lost bride fits the attraction-based movie well and it mixes in with the Evers realty subplot perfectly.

Eddie Murphy was his classic funny self and gave off some really hilarious moments in the movie, especially him getting creep-ed out by all the hauntings in the old house. His kids in the movie, though, were a tad annoying at times, but I could tolerate them. The ghost characters were entertaining to watch; especially liked the famous Madame Leota character - floating around in her crystal ball with intrigue and suspense.

The film, though, could have used more creepy and gotcha moments, but overall, it's an entertaining family film.

Grade B+

Reviewed by Paul Magne Haakonsen 6 / 10

A mansion full of secrets and ghosts...

I have watched this 2003 ghost movie three times by now, every time with a couple of years in between each viewing. But I can't claim that it is an overly impressive movie. I just had the chance to watch it once on DVD and twice on TV.

This is by no means a scary movie or a horror movie, nor is it intended to be so. This is a ghostly comedy, if there ever was such a genre. And with Eddie Murphy in the lead, of course you know it will be a comedy of sorts.

The story is about a busy and fast-talking real estate agent (Murphy) who is going away on vacation, but has the opportunity to make a huge sale on an old mansion estate, a chance which is just too good to waste. Taking a detour there with his family as they make their way to their vacation, the family stumbles upon an old house with a ghastly story and even more ghastly inhabitants.

This is a family movie, and it is suitable for younger viewers as well. And that is what is good about this movie, because there is something for just about everyone, from old to young.

The effects in "The Haunted Mansion" are good and they serve the movie and the story quite well. And it is important to have good and believable special effects in a ghost movie. So thumbs up to the special effects team on their efforts in "The Haunted Mansion".

The acting in the movie was good, although you shouldn't expect a Shakespearian experience here. People do well enough jobs with their given roles. In my opinion then it was without a doubt Terence Stamp and Nathaniel Parker who carried the movie with their performances.

All in all, this movie is the type of movie that would do well in a Halloween repertoire of movies to watch. I am giving it six out of ten stars.

Reviewed by Python Hyena 1 / 10

Haunting Murphy's Career.

The Haunted Mansion (2003): Dir: Rob Minkoff / Cast: Eddie Murphy, Terrence Stamp, Jennifer Tilly, Wallace Shawn, Dina Waters: What can one possibly say about a film based on a theme park ride? One can say that it is desperate Hollywood in action churning out one of the worst films of the year. Third grade art students can create better effects than the junk presented here. There is no real plot worth mentioning. It is just Eddie Murphy as a real estate agent who promises his frustrated family a vacation and are about to do that but must make one fatal stop. From there it is scene after scene of bad production values and pitiful storytelling of how scared they should be and how bored the audience is. Director Rob Minkoff previously directed The Lion King but you would never know it from watching this despicable garbage. Murphy will be haunted by this career kill. Being in this and Daddy Daycare the same year gives an impression that he desires to tone himself down in terms of humour but his film choices are hitting lower than any dirty humour in his more adult films. He is not at his best here but that is nothing compared to the embarrassing performance of Terrence Stamp as a butler. Others wasting valuable time are Jennifer Tilly and Wallace Shawn who can do better than this. The production values are on par with one's diarrhea. Score: 0 / 10

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