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Halloweentown High

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Ho-hum Halloween tween film is fine for older kids.

Movie NR 2004 86 minutes
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What is the legendary Debbie Reynolds doing in this mediocre movie? Although in truth, she was in the previous two Halloweentown films in the Disney-produced trilogy. The special effects are so rudimentary as to be laughable, the plot, hair-thin. (It's hard to imagine Disney making a movie with awful special effects, given its history, but when you see the monsters divest themselves of their human costumes, you'll understand.) And though Reynolds is, of course, a pro, biting into her role with relish, nearly everyone else is hokey. They act as if they're on a high school stage, which, in a way, they are.

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