Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! Reviews

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
October 9, 2009
Hollywood has finally found the key to bringing a Seuss story satisfactorily to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
A frequently beguiling fantasy packed with ticklish sights and vocals
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 23, 2008
Horton started as a book, less that 40 pages long. To make it a feature seems just a little bit wrong. The magic of Seuss isn't quite there. It's got the look but it's missing some flair.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
December 12, 2008
Taking on Seuss has proven a challenge for Hollywood, but a nice balance has been struck here between authenticity and new ideas. This one's a winner.
| Original Score: 75/100
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
December 10, 2008
Horton Hears a Who! -- Dr. Seuss' imagination never goes out of style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
December 10, 2008
What is most remarkable about this film is the fidelity it retains to Seuss' work and intentions.
July 17, 2008
Lovely and only marred by a slightly sagging middle and a gratuitous, tacked on pop song finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
June 21, 2008
Even if Horton's world can't shine like Whoville, this movie's visuals keeps things vivid, while digital animation is so often crisp, precise, and cold.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 18, 2008
The movie is sweet, but not really memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
May 8, 2008
Earth, as Robert Frost thought, might be the right place for love, but television is certainly the right place for Dr. Seuss.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
May 6, 2008
Sygkratimeno kai petyhimeno hioymor demeno me to eggyimeno ap' tin ypografi ton dimioyrgon toy Ice Age (2002) animation, to Horton Hears a Who den proorizetai pantheon, alla apotelei toylahiston aksiologotati epilogi kyrios (alla ohi apokleistika) gia nea
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 20, 2008
Adds a manic spin that strains to convey far too many moral messages while overloading the film with wacky action.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
April 16, 2008
The metaphysical angle is too awkward: Horton comes off like a Giant Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
April 15, 2008
after the overcooked live action Grinch and nauseating Cat In The Hat, Hollywood has finally served up a tasty adaptation of Dr. Seuss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
April 4, 2008
Perfect for children, for adults not so much.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 2, 2008
Teeters throughout at that juncture between masterpiece and piffle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 28, 2008
[The filmmakers] capture the whimsy of Seuss' drawings and add a nice tactile feel.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 26, 2008
A mediocre movie's a mediocre movie, no matter how overhyped, overblown and overbearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
March 23, 2008
Succeeds where previous Dr. Seuss adaptations have fallen short, most notably by using animation -- fluid, elastic, genuinely Seussian animation -- to tell the story.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
March 21, 2008
Despite the stretch of adapting Horton's tale to a feature movie, Dr. Seuss' original story and the worlds he created, plus some particularly winning characters, put Horton Hears A Who! over the top.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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