Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat Reviews

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Joel Siegel
Good Morning America
May 23, 2016
The book is a ten minute read. The movie's a 90 minute watch... The additions deflate the fantasies.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Too mature for the kids who are reading the book.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Should by no means be considered family fodder.
Rob Gonsalves
February 3, 2008
Is Dr. Seuss rolling in his grave yet?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
September 10, 2007
much of the film is padded out by the comic business of Mike Myers' cat, in a deeply flawed role falling somewhere between a stand-up dying on stage or an alcoholic clown harassing kids at a birthday party.
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
April 22, 2007
Unless you are prone to laugh at endless urination, expectoration, regurgitation, defecation, flatulence, and belching, avoid this rip-off at all costs.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
January 10, 2006
Burn the negatives.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
May 26, 2004
Mike Meyers brings this troublesome feline to life in an action packed adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 9, 2004
Comedian Mike Myers creates a cat who is more annoying than charming, and most of the gags are out of step with Seussian sensibility.
| Original Score: D+
Rafe Telsch
March 29, 2004
The movie should have picked a target audience and stuck with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 10, 2004
What's on sale in The Cat in the Hat is a free-for-all, postmodern pastiche that feels like a seizure
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 30, 2004
The filmmakers seem to have decided that the Dr Seuss charm was too simple for them, opting instead for knowing, crude humour full of pop culture references
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
January 15, 2004
I remember watching The Smurfs on TV as a kid--that doesn't mean I want to see a film with 100 shirtless, singing idiots that have been dipped in blue paint.
| Original Score: 1.5/10
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
December 31, 2003
What sick mind thought this was appropriate humor for a holiday movie geared to youngsters?
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 1/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
December 16, 2003
Fascinating to look at though we hate to sound sore, but this cat should have known that less is way more.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Cynthia Fuchs
December 5, 2003
Just in time for Thanksgiving: the Paris Hilton movie.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
December 3, 2003
A flea wouldn't have anything to do with it, but dogs certainly have.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
December 1, 2003
Ever catch a family member sniffing your underwear? I haven't either, but I suspect it feels something like how I felt leaving the theatre...Argh!
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Nick Schager
Nitrate Online
December 1, 2003
The Cat in the Hat isn't so much a movie as an extremely long commercial for Universal's Dr. Seuss-inspired products and tie-ins.
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
December 1, 2003
...the film's gags degenerate into a kind of seedy burlesque...
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
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