Frequently lame but relatively painless...
—Rob Humanick Slant Magazine
...90 minutes of your life you'll never get back.
—Roger Moore Chicago Tribune
...feels less charmingly homemade than maddeningly amateurish.
—Nathan Rabin Onion AV Club
Arriving eight years after the lame third installment in Dimension's profitable series, this seems like far too little way too late.
—Todd McCarthy Hollywood Reporter
...feels more like straight-to-DVD filler than a chapter in one of the last decade's most entertaining and sophisticated family-film franchises.
—Mike Hale New York Times
...a cheap-looking, vaguely depressing echo of Robert Rodriguez's well-loved kidpic trilogy, assembled with minimal imagination or effort.
—Andrew Barker Variety
...a late season disaster.
—Bill Gibron filmcritic.com