Dr Seuss' The Lorax Reviews

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
March 21, 2013
It's heart is in the right place, but the execution isn't quite what it needs to be to excel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andy Lea
Daily Star
October 30, 2012
The flat, non-rhyming dialogue and mainly dull new characters don't feel particularly Seussian. But thankfully, the animation does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Billy Tatum
We Got This Covered
September 18, 2012
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is an entertaining and cautionary tale that stays true to the spirit of the good doctor.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Witney Seibold
CraveOnline
August 25, 2012
Three minutes of substance, 91 minutes of shrill filler.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 15, 2012
A delightful animated feature with special appeal for tree lovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
August 12, 2012
Illumination Entertainment has dispensed with almost all of Dr Seuss' endearing dialogue, which is a shame, because the film could do with more of a personality of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
August 7, 2012
A mostly harmless, cute and cuddly pop-infused babysitter for the ADD generation, but a wretched adaptation of Seuss' classic work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 30, 2012
[Hollywood] simply doesn't see girls' and women's lives and needs as worthy of telling stories about... not even when one particular girl's desires are the obvious driver for the story being told.
Philip French
Observer [UK]
July 30, 2012
It's a didactic piece with too much prose, too many chases and not enough wit. Small children will probably like it, but they deserve better.
Lucy Barrick
Radio Times
July 27, 2012
The catchy songs, personable characters and heartfelt message mean this is still a sweet and enjoyable concoction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Sexton
This is London
July 27, 2012
It stinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jayne Nelson
SFX Magazine
July 27, 2012
Musical numbers, gorgeous design and a brilliant motorbike chase through the deliciously surreal Thneedville lift this from being a preachy, eco-friendly plod to a witty and comical adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
July 27, 2012
Hollywood has found it tricky translating the whimsical magic of Dr Seuss' tales from page to screen and the makers of The Lorax don't fully pull off the feat here.

Liverpool Echo
July 27, 2012
Underlying messages of unity and self-sacrifice for a greater good are admirable, drizzled with mawkish sentimentality to sweeten the pill.
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
July 26, 2012
A film that's fatally lacking in humanity, and looks as flashy, plastic and commercialised as the world Dr Seuss condemned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
July 26, 2012
It looks bright and clean and sharp. But there is no charm or life.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
July 26, 2012
It is like delirium tremens, only less fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
July 26, 2012
Younger children should be satisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
July 26, 2012
When a film misses the point as cretinously as The Lorax does, it really gets the blood up, although perhaps the lesson to learn here is simply that Seuss's aesthetic resists a cinematic treatment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Film4
July 26, 2012
Lacks personality and charm, and ends up feeling, somewhat ironically, like a cynical exercise in commercialisation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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