A silly attempt to crossbreed an Our Gang comedy with a classic horror film, which usually means that both genres have reached the end of the line.
Vincent Canby — New York Times
The movie plays like it was written with a power tool.
Hal Hinson — Washington Post
(The Monster Squad movie review at Chicago Reader)
Pat Graham — Chicago Reader
Goofy monster mash with a touch of negative 'tude.
Heather Boerner — Common Sense Media
Neither scary nor particularly funny.
Dean Essner — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Stefan Birgir Stefansson — sbs.is
For a movie so aesthetically on the ball, it's a shame the screenplay is not the least bit industrious.
Bill Chambers — Film Freak Central
It can be a bit scary for the youngest of viewers, but it's a fun ride nonetheless, for new and old fans alike.
Kevin Carr — 7M Pictures
(The Monster Squad movie review at Bullz-Eye.com)
Dean Essner — Bullz-Eye.com
I'm sure all the Monster Squad enthusiasts will be absolutely thrilled with the package Lionsgate has put together here.
Scott Weinberg — FEARnet
...hasn't aged all that well in the years since its 1987 release...
David Nusair — Reel Film Reviews
A silly, half-baked amalgam of The Goonies and Ghostbusters.
Chuck O'Leary — FulvueDrive-in.com
Remains a true horror classic for nearly twenty years because it reaches down deep in to horror fans desires...
Felix Vasquez Jr. — Film Threat
unbridled fun for every kid who ever daydreamed about kicking monster ass.
Keith Breese — Filmcritic.com
Dekker plays around imaginatively with the genre while delivering several nice touches.
Derek Adams — Time Out
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Emanuel Levy — EmanuelLevy.Com
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Frank Swietek — One Guy's Opinion
(The Monster Squad movie review at Movie Views)
Ryan Cracknell — Movie Views