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

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! Reviews

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Dave White
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mike Scott
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
August 27, 2009
A frequently beguiling fantasy packed with ticklish sights and vocals
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
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
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
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
Eric D. Snider
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
Kat Brown
Empire Magazine Australasia
March 19, 2008
Charming, funny, with great turns from a juicy cast and the added bonus of minimal finger-wagging. Just stay well clear if you're not in a good place for psychosis-inducing imagery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 18, 2008
Claims that the film truly captures Dr. Seuss' story and spirit are at the very least exaggerated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
March 18, 2008
The kids will love this movie...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Anton Bitel
March 18, 2008
Beautifully realised, entertainingly absurd and as true to the original as a feature-length expansion can be, this animated allegory gets the child in all of us to think big thoughts about small things.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 17, 2008
After two painful messes, Hollywood gets Dr. Seuss right with Horton Hears a Who!
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 12, 2011
Julian Shaw
FILMINK (Australia)
March 19, 2008
It's a sweet, strange soulfulness that makes Horton an out-and-out winner.
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