Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Jim Carrey shines as the Grinch. Unfortunately, it's not enough to save this movie. You'd be better off watching the TV cartoon.


Movie Info

The curmudgeonly recluse Grinch, who hates Christmas, becomes annoyed with the out-of-control Christmas festivities in Whoville, the town lying below his cave dwelling on Mt. Crumpit. But after the Grinch conspires to deprive the Who's of their favorite holiday by sneaking into town on Christmas eve to steal everything associated with the holiday, he learns that the spirit of Christmas goes much deeper than tinsel and toys.

Rating: PG (for some crude humor)
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jeffrey Price, Dave Mandel, Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg, Peter S. Seaman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 20, 2001
Box Office: $259.0M
Runtime:
Universal Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Cindy Lou Who

as Mayor May Who

as Lou Lou Who

as Drew Lou Who

as Max

as Martha May Whovier

as Stu Lou Who

as Betty Lou Who

as Young Grinch

as Nurse Who

as Christina Whoterberr...

as Officer Wholihan

as Whobris

as Elderly Timekeeper

as Biker Who

as Miss Rue Who

as Crazy Mose

as Post Office Clerk

as Who Boy

as School Girl

as Kid, Whobris

as Shopper

as Shopper

as Shopper

as Shopper

as Shopper

as Tree Trimmer

as Clarnella

as Yodeler

as Band Member

as Little Choir Member

as Tiny Who Woman

as Tiny Who Man

as Near Miss Who

as Pudding Chef

as Surprised Who

as Balloon Who

as The Grinch
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Critic Reviews for Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

All Critics (138) | Top Critics (31)

Five-year-olds might go for it, but people who grew up with Jones' version will be looking at their watches and grinding their teeth.

Full Review… | February 5, 2008
Slate
Top Critic

Cloying fancy gives way to gross-out comedy, twisted social commentary, affecting pathos, and weirdly sexualized romance in this lurid live-action version of the classic children's book.

Full Review… | February 5, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Shrill, strenuous and entirely without charm.

Full Review… | February 5, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

This cinematic candy floss honours the Seussian universe by satirising our own. And Carrey's comic tornado of a performance is a triumph.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Such a departure from the book, it's not even Dr. Seuss.

Full Review… | December 6, 2013
Cinema Crazed

Live-action version of classic has some crude, scary moments.

Full Review… | December 24, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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christmas

sanjurosamurai
danny d

Super Reviewer

Jim carrey did a fantastic rendition of this character the Grinch and i would say that this role is actually better than Boris Karloff

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

I cannot in the least bit fathom why anyone would consider this entertainment. It's so obnoxious, loud, and offensive.

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Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

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