Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! Reviews
October 19, 2014
Another so-so animated film with annoying characters and a laughable plot.
June 15, 2011
While the Dr. Suess films showed good work in live-action adaptations, but the good animation in this probably the best Suess film yet shows where his world really belong to in computer animation. Along with good animation, designs and good cast, it's also funny, especially with Carrey performing his usual ways within the silliness that means well. (B+)
(Full review coming soon - with better wording probably)
February 15, 2008
Have you seen the cast for this? Jesus.
September 13, 2014
The concept is there and the voice work and animation are good, but there is something missing. It suffers from stretching a short story for children into a full-length movie. There are attempts to fill in the gaps by embellishing how crazy and mean the other animals are to Horton for believing in something he did not see. The message of the story is great and there is nothing wrong with the plot itself. Horton's character is lovable, and the townspeople in Whoville are enjoyable as well. Steve Carell and Jim Carrey are great fits for this. It is a shame the execution of the screenwriters does not live up to their level. Somehow, the animal-to-animal interactions are lacking. Their level of refinement feels more like a Saturday morning cartoon than a big-screen movie. Some of the other animals are a bit too silly while others lack the personality it takes to make a strong impact. Sadly, the dialogue and support characters in the big world are one of the biggest components to this movie, but the major weaknesses in this department keep it from achieving more.
September 9, 2014
Finally a Good Dr. Seuss Adaptation, and a Great ONE!!
December 9, 2007
I loved it. Great cast, wonderful moral, and I honestly cried a bit at the end. Plus, it has religious and political statements within the dialogue that goes over the heads of kids. See it.
February 4, 2013
-historically accurate to the 1989 Washington elephant movement, this post ragedy drama gives us a closer look at the importance of all people, no matter how long a tunk they have or worthless their very existence may be.
August 21, 2014
This Film Is Wonderfully Animated, Excellently Cast And Is Faithful To The Original Work A Feature-Length Animated Film Can Be. An Excellent Kids Film From Blue Sky Animation, Entertainingly Fun & Emotional Enough For Even The Adult Viewers To Think About Friendship, Trust & A Peaceful Look On Life.
February 14, 2010
(First and only viewing - In my mid-twenties)
August 7, 2014
Adapting Seuss' work into a feature film would be a daunting task for anyone. Horton Hears a Who! is a successful transition of a short children's story into a full blown animated film.
July 27, 2011
Colorful animation, and hilarious acting from Jim Carey and Steve Carell, Horton will entertain both young and old. 3.5/5 Good.
July 22, 2014
Probably the best of all the Dr. Seuss movies made.
February 23, 2012
I find this movie terribly underrated.
July 16, 2014
Okay. As an adaptation, it's terrible. But as a stand alone film, it's actually pretty good.
June 25, 2014
The animation is so pretty and realistic, especially the flowers like dandelions and clovers but not the 2D imaginations that's going on Horton's mind, which I find it irrelevant and non-matching to the film as a whole. Nonetheless, there are still so much wit, fun and tension throughout the film which is quite pleasing and entertaining.
Other than possibly being the best Dr. Seuss adaptation, this film has one of the strongest moral and sweetest story ever. Most of the time, it is exciting, touching and inspiring. Horton the Elephant certainly have a big heart and serves as a role model to the rest in the jungle of Nool (and the rest of us too).
On who will like this...it's difficult to brain who will not like this but most children and people who love Dr. Seuss books will certainly love this film! PS. Katie the baby yak and Rudy the baby kangaroo are so adorable!
June 24, 2014
Yes the anime scene doesn't make sense, and the ending musical number doesn't make sense, but its still a wonderful movie from start to finish filled with charming voices, wonderful characters and animation, definitely one of my all time favorite films. :)
June 23, 2014
can't tell you how much I love it!
June 17, 2014
love the imagination
June 7, 2014
I don't think it matches the Lorax or How the Grinch Stole Christmas in terms of Dr Seuss adaptations. Jim Carrey doesn't step up in this one, and I don't think any adults would enjoy Horton Hears a Who!
June 6, 2014
Horton Hears a Who is cute. This movie is definitely geared toward kids, however a lot of its charm comes from its simplicity. It does a good job of expanding the original story without straying too far from the book. I think Dr. Seuss would be happy with this adaptation.