Horton the elephant's friends and neighbors think he has gone crazy when he claims that a tiny community lives on a speck of dust.
" And a motto moguls should take some time learning, if they'd like their movies to finally be earning, for it's not the cash that makes a prize of the art, but the warmth of the tale, and the size of the heart. "
" Compared with those mega-budget predecessors, the adaptation sticks pretty close to the text and tone of the book, faithful enough to earn its just reward. "
" Directors Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino direct with a keen eye for bringing Dr. Seuss' whimsical drawings and humanistic message to CG life. "
" doesn't have the brisk economy of the original book, but the animated Horton feels nevertheless close to the sweet, quirky heart of Dr. Seuss. "
" Frequently charming, beautifully drawn and far more faithful in spirit to the source material than those dreadful Ron Howard-Brian Grazer productions. "
" Horton Hears a Who! brings a masterwork into the here and now with both respect and wide-eyed enthusiasm. So smart, so stimulating, so much fun. "
" Horton Hears a Who! is razzle-dazzling and artful, and it builds on Seuss' words by the clever cart-full. "
" It's a relief then that writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio have fun with the belief that all humor doesn't have to be of the wink-nudge variety to appeal to adults in the 'plex. "
" It's so funny and good-natured that I can't imagine anybody not smiling through it. Not even a Grinch. "
" On the 14th of March, from the Land of L.A., comes a film based on Seuss that I'm happy to say, isn't overblown junk like The Cat in The Hat -- a movie that messed with the book and fell flat. "
" The movie proves a funny, elevating ride that should beguile the young and keep their parents or grandparents enthralled too. For once, the G rating stands for Glorious. "
" The team behind Ice Age capture the Seussian visuals without squishing emotions or squelching the sing-songy language. Listen closely: It's the sound of a million Who fans cheering. "
" This Horton Hears a Who! never loses sight of the simple but perennially powerful theme at the heart of Seuss' tale: 'a person's a person, no matter how small.' "
" This is animation most animate, a kid-pic so rare, that even adults will fall off their chairs! "
" This new Horton 'toon may be state of the art. But it's great virtue isn't the 3-D animation. It's the good Doctor, whose writing about Whos never goes out of style. "
" When Horton sticks to the sweet, funny spirit of its source, though, all's right with the worlds, big and little. "
" The animation's ok. I didn't like Jim Carrey. I thought he was a distraction. "
" The sad thing is that this Horton doesn't stick by its central message -- that every voice counts -- the way Horton sticks to the Whos. It pretends to, but the sincerity is just too scary to commit to fully. "
" Yes, Horton Hears a Who! has been dragged into the modern age, nowhere near as hyperactively as the Shrek movies, but not without damage. "
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