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Dr. Seuss - The Cat in the Hat Reviews


Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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First published in 1957, The Cat In The Hat is one of the most-loved and best-selling children's books ever. It's also a mere 1,600 words -- and even at 82 minutes, the movie version seems like a big stretch.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

November 24, 2003
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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The best argument yet made for extending artists' rights beyond the grave.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

November 22, 2003
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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About as creatively inspired as a giant hairball.

November 21, 2003
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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So good it breaks your heart for not being better.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

November 21, 2003
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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The younger the viewers, the better reactions are bound to be, while grownups will sit still in varying states of bemusement and discomfiture.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 21, 2003
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The Cat in the Hat is long on visual dazzle but short on warmth, and the humor is excessively raunchy for a family film.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

November 21, 2003
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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The Cat In The Hat goes splat.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

November 21, 2003
Mary Brennan
Seattle Times
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The movie has some mildly amusing moments, but it completely lacks the wild glee and irresistible rhythm of the book.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

November 21, 2003
C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle
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It is hard to say who is less recognizable in The Cat in the Hat, Mike Myers or the actual Cat in the Hat.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

November 21, 2003
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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The movie is so disappointing, in fact, that it makes Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas look like a masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

November 21, 2003
Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
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Flashy but flat.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

November 21, 2003
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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Fun has never looked so tedious.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/4

November 21, 2003
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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A poorly made movie for children, full of crass, bodily-function humor and embarrassingly empty one-liners.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1/4

November 21, 2003
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Small kids should love it, and parents may find themselves pleasantly amused.

| Original Score: B

November 21, 2003
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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This is not your father or mother's Cat in the Hat, certainly, and it has the decency -- or disregard -- not to be.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

November 21, 2003
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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I do not like this cat in his hat.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

November 21, 2003
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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It's perfect for parents looking for harmless entertainment to keep the young ones engaged during the holidays, but less than perfect for anyone else.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

November 21, 2003
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Represents everything corrupt, bloated, and wrong with mainstream Hollywood movies.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: .5/4

November 21, 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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November 21, 2003
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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A semi-intriguing abomination, the movie The Cat in the Hat takes a piece of classic childhood Americana and turns it into something garish, dumb, ugly and senseless.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 21, 2003
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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The Cat in the Hat proves yet again that the wonderful children's books of Dr. Seuss do not translate to live action.

| Original Score: 2/5

November 21, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat is a triumph above all of production design. That's partly because the production design is so good, partly because the movie is so disappointing.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

November 21, 2003
David Edelstein
Slate
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One of the most repulsive kiddie movies ever made.

Full Review Source: Slate

November 21, 2003
Megan Lehmann
New York Post
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Even at an embarrassingly short 82 minutes, Cat is stuffed with inane filler.

| Original Score: 0/4

November 21, 2003
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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The movie squanders most of Dr. Seuss' idiosyncratic charm in favor of blaring overstatement.

| Original Score: D+

November 21, 2003
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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It's a barrel of lunatic laughs.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B

November 20, 2003
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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A lackluster and nearly charmless affair.

November 20, 2003
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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The movie is overproduced in every way but the most important one: Other than an occasional token rhyme, this Cat in the Hat lands flat-footed and with tin ear, drained of its essential Dr. Seussness.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

November 20, 2003
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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A vulgar, uninspired lump of poisoned eye candy that Universal has the temerity to call Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

November 20, 2003
Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
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If directing bad movies were a sin to confess, Bo Welch would say oops for making this mess.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

November 20, 2003
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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For enduring this mess/ They should pay us a fee.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: F

November 20, 2003
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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The movie includes little of Seuss' language and even less of his wit.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 20, 2003
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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This adaptation departs from the kiddie classic with freewheeling abandon, but is faithful in the most important way: Wonders never cease.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 20, 2003
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Another over-blown Hollywood raid on Dr. Seuss.

| Original Score: 1/4

November 20, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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There are two, and only two, noteworthy things about The Cat in the Hat. It's visually impressive, and Mike Myers has a field day. Other than that, the movie is entirely forgettable.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

November 20, 2003
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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This is not The Cat in the Hat. This is kitty litter.

| Original Score: 1/4

November 20, 2003
John Anderson
Newsday
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Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat is perhaps the worst holiday movie ever made.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: .5/4

November 20, 2003
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Little more than an assaultive sequence of skits meant to showcase Mike Myers' gifts as a rat-a-tat purveyor of impressions.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

November 20, 2003
Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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As entertainment, Cat in the Hat is barely so-so.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C-

November 20, 2003
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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A holiday movie that makes the audience feel as if they're having the ultimate bad day at Disney World.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D

November 19, 2003
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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Comes scarily close to being the most unendurable Hollywood creation of the last dozen years.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 18, 2003
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