Based on the book by Dr. Seuss.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®
" This tale is filled with delightful characters and it's sugarcoated with vibrant animation and candy colors. "
" Par for the course in blowout CGI adaptations, a great deal of detail and bustle is gained at the expense of charm-for all the miracles these armies of animators can achieve, they have yet to successfully reproduce a humble artist's line. "
" The whole thing is harmless. "
" While the movie is funnier than the book, the drawback of this modernized version is that it loses the timeless quality of the story on the page. "
" May be a diversion for younger children, but it betrays the elegant simplicity of Geisel's vision. "
" I am the critic, I speak to displease: "The Lorax" is awful, like chronic disease. "
" It looks like a bowl of fuzzy Froot Loops. But it goes down like an order of oatmeal. "
" Despite some schmaltz and pandering, this is a still a nifty feat of protest whose activism now comes mostly from songs. "
" It remains faithful to the spirit of Seuss. The pro-conservation, anti-consumerist message of the book is heartily intact. And, like the Seuss story, the film never resorts to sermonizing. "
" It's puffed up with lots of extraneous stuff - Super fun for the kids but for grown-ups? Just fluff. "
" This movie version adds a whole lot of other stuff, most of it not very good and not in keeping with the spirit of the Seuss original. "
" Where "The Lorax" succeeds, it's by letting its Seussian spirit shine through. "
" Master of controversy Lars von Trier has baited his hook with the promise of lewd spectacle, but he reels us in for a philosophical sermon. "
" The design is witty and imaginative, and the small grace notes are enough to keep an open-minded adult giggling. "
" Hypocrisy on an epic scale, this computer-animated feature turns the Dr. Seuss classic about corporate greed into a multimillion-dollar toy commercial. "
" "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" eschews [Seuss'] unique style in favor of less risky, more generic characters. It looks like something you've seen before. "
" Director Chris Renaud and his team have fun with these dithery, frenetic characters. The film is less special when it slows down and takes a breath of fresh air. "
" The badness of the picture is a shock. "
" About as factory-produced a film as it's possible to make about the evils of commercialism, while the bulbous, Haribo-hued animation style reflects none of Seuss's visual wit. "
" The big screen's best treatment of Seuss since the wonderfully weird 1953 kid-flick The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. "
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