A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

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, 63% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Christy LemireRogerEbert.com
    It's hard to figure out exactly what Talalay and Co. are aiming for here. Babysitter's Guide is never truly scary but it's also never all that funny.
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    Robyn BahrHollywood Reporter
    The film often sinks beneath the weight of its viscous plot. However, it burbles and thrives in moments that rely on aesthetics over story...
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    Guy LodgeVariety
    The film feels more programmed than imagined.
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    Carly HerrigesTell-Tale TV
    A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting is a fun and campy movie that could easily become a classic on par with Halloweentown and Hocus Pocus.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    A kid-friendly mash-up of limited imagination and endless exposition. Boring as all get out, in other words.
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    Natalie ZutterDen of Geek
    A Babysitter's Guide doesn't take enough advantage of the holiday's invitation for mischief and mayhem, let alone costumes and alter egos. Shadow monsters aside, this could have taken place any old night.
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    Nell MinowMovie Mom
    Gorgeously imagined settings, a great cast, and an exciting story that hits the exact sweet spot between funny-scary and scary-funny.
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    Rihaana StarkGeeks of Color
    The writing has the perfect amount of humor to distract from the spookiness of it all to remind you it's a lighthearted movie, fun for the whole family.
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    Jonathon WilsonReady Steady Cut
    The beasties might be cute, but that's all they are; like the film itself, an adaptation of screenwriter Joe Ballarini's YA book series, a brightly-coloured distraction seems to be the only point.
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    Kristen MaldonadoKristen Maldonado
    Tom Felton is so much fun in this... they could have just focused the story a little bit more.
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