...breathes some enjoyable life into its stolen grab-bag of gimmicks.
—Tasha Robinson Onion AV Club
...there's still plenty to enjoy about this computer-animated horror comedy...
—Ken Fox TV Guide
...about a misunderstood hunchback and an aspiring actress, and it?s easy to see why it got made in the first place: Most of the men who run Hollywood envision their world in roughly the same terms.
—Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune
With its copious references to murder and mayhem, it's a touch too scary and far too boring for the wee ones and decidedly too messy and far too boring for their parents.
—Robert Wilonsky LA Weekly
...[is] pieced together from Tim Burton and various other sources with more desperation than inspiration.
—Lou Lumenick New York Post
...something tells us this movie's charmless hero won't make an ogre-size impression on kid audiences. Call it a hunch.
—Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
It's alive?! It's alive?! Eh, not so much.
—Matt Stevens E!