Critic Review - Chicago Reader

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.

February 5, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comment (1)
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blair w.

blair w

I watch the movie every single year before Christmas and love it. I will continue to watch it every year. I think that the story line is perfect not just for children but also for adults. The make-up and special effects along with the costumes and props built for the movie are very realistic. The ending of the movie almost makes me cry every time I see it with the message of Christmas being about more than just presents and material possessions and the focus being on others and your family and what really matters most. I was disappointed to see that it only got a 53% and would rate it much higher. For the critics who despise the movie or didn't like it, that's their job. They are paid to be critical of anything and apparently that is obvious with their ratings of this movie. When you critique every single element of the movie and something does not turn out the way that you picture it, than you have to accept that and not complain about every little detail. I despise critics and feel that they are jealous and are out there to make the talented actors and writers feel less important for the brilliant work that they do which is not always felt the same by critics. The key word being critic or critical of just about anything.

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