Critic Review - Slate

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.

February 5, 2008 Full Review Source: Slate | Comments (5)
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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.

Dec 25 - 09:14 PM

Alicia S.

Alicia Spencer

I was also really suprised at the low rating. The acting, costumes, props were great. I think it deserves a 80%

Feb 2 - 04:57 AM

Brandon W.

Brandon Whales

I was five when I saw this I think and I knew it was crass, shallow and vaguely creepy. I really have no idea what you people see in this crap fest

Jan 20 - 10:21 PM

Aaron D.

Aaron D.

It's not an insult to the original; it's not good enough. It's just a fart in the wind. Dr. Suess's story was never meant to be drawn out to 90 minutes and this movie shows why. It makes the obvious obvious, and drags on and on. If you want Christmas spirit, just watch the original animated version.

May 6 - 09:58 PM

Brian McQuillen

Brian McQuillen

Jim Carrey shines in this! You can't compare it to the 30 minute cartoon.. Can you imagine seeing a 30 minute movie? They expanded and those parts really drag..unless Carrey is on screen.. I love this movie, my wife does, my 3 kids do too... So really these people who review this film so poorly are the real Grinches! It's Dr. Seuss! Come on people!!

Nov 7 - 06:59 PM

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