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How the Grinch Stole Christmas Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 13, 2015
It's such a wonderful combination of talents and rich enthusiasm for the source material, that it's tough to not like it.
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Heartwarming TV special true to Seuss' classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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TIME Magazine
August 31, 2008
This lusty, garishly colored, good-hearted cartoon was a wonderful, awful idea.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 10, 2008
I've always thought Boris Karloff's last great role was as the snarling, malevolent voice of the Grinch in this 1966 television cartoon.
Steve Crum
March 8, 2008
Classic Christmas animated tale, a perennial on TV.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 30, 2006
Chuck Jones's wonderful 1966 television special remains a model of economy, taking Dr. Suess's simple tale and perfectly stretching it out to 26 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
December 1, 2006
Forget director Ron Howard's ill-conceived, live-action version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The only cinematic take the story needed was released as an animated television special in 1966.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Bezanson
September 20, 2006
It's the kind of weirdly clever, yet innocent and kid-friendly, product that forces me to use this tired cliché -- they just don't make 'em like this any more
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A seasonal classic.
Widgett Walls
May 14, 2003
I love Rankin-Bass, sure, but give me this any and every Christmas.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
Christmas isn't Christmas without the Grinch.
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Like fine wine, it just gets better every darn year.
| Original Score: 5/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
In the middle of a frantic Christmas season, there is no better respite from the buy-me commercialism of the holidays than this short, but poignant story by Dr. Seuss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael Dequina
April 3, 2009
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
June 26, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
June 1, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
April 9, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 16, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 27, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 20, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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