Hubie Halloween Receives Mixed Reviews From Critics and Audiences


Christine Krenke

Hubie Halloween hit Netflix on Oct. 7, 2020, starring Adam Sandler as Hubie Dubois and Noah Schnapp as Tommy Valentine. The film takes place in the small town of Salem, Mass. on Halloween day, where several residents begin to go mysteriously missing. With the law enforcement, parents, and children of the town all too busy trick-or-treating and partying, it’s up to social reject Hubie to save the day.

As of now, the movie has relatively low ratings from both critics and audiences, receiving both a 48% Tomatometer score and a 49% audience score on “Rotten Tomatoes”. However, Porter Reed, a junior at Chandler High School, disagrees with the general consensus. “Hubie Halloween is a great movie!” Reed explains. “The character design for Hubie Dubois, from his unique voice, to his thermos of no limit, not only makes Adam Sandler’s role in the film irreplaceable, but hysterical.” Lindsay Dussault, a junior at Hamilton High School, also found the movie enjoyable, stating “I went into ‘Hubie Halloween’ thinking it was going to be bad, but it actually made me laugh.” 

“Hubie Halloween”, despite its low scores on “Rotten Tomatoes”, has been incredibly popular on Netflix, remaining #1 on the Daily Top Ten charts for nine days straight. Only five other movies on Netflix have accomplished this feat, including “The Kissing Booth 2” and “Project Power”.  

Dorky, fast-paced, and fun, “Hubie Halloween” is the perfect movie to watch this fall to get into the spirit of Halloween.