Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! Reviews

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March 17, 2008
The animation's ok. I didn't like Jim Carrey. I thought he was a distraction.
March 14, 2008
The sad thing is that this Horton doesn't stick by its central message -- that every voice counts -- the way Horton sticks to the Whos. It pretends to, but the sincerity is just too scary to commit to fully.
March 14, 2008
The team behind Ice Age capture the Seussian visuals without squishing emotions or squelching the sing-songy language. Listen closely: It's the sound of a million Who fans cheering.
March 14, 2008
Frequently charming, beautifully drawn and far more faithful in spirit to the source material than those dreadful Ron Howard-Brian Grazer productions.
March 14, 2008
And a motto moguls should take some time learning, if they'd like their movies to finally be earning, for it's not the cash that makes a prize of the art, but the warmth of the tale, and the size of the heart.
March 14, 2008
This new Horton 'toon may be state of the art. But it's great virtue isn't the 3-D animation. It's the good Doctor, whose writing about Whos never goes out of style.
March 14, 2008
This Horton Hears a Who! never loses sight of the simple but perennially powerful theme at the heart of Seuss' tale: 'a person's a person, no matter how small.'
March 14, 2008
The movie proves a funny, elevating ride that should beguile the young and keep their parents or grandparents enthralled too. For once, the G rating stands for Glorious.
March 14, 2008
doesn't have the brisk economy of the original book, but the animated Horton feels nevertheless close to the sweet, quirky heart of Dr. Seuss.
March 14, 2008
Yes, Horton Hears a Who! has been dragged into the modern age, nowhere near as hyperactively as the Shrek movies, but not without damage.
March 14, 2008
Horton Hears a Who! is razzle-dazzling and artful, and it builds on Seuss' words by the clever cart-full.
March 14, 2008
When Horton sticks to the sweet, funny spirit of its source, though, all's right with the worlds, big and little.
March 14, 2008
This is animation most animate, a kid-pic so rare, that even adults will fall off their chairs!
March 14, 2008
On the 14th of March, from the Land of L.A., comes a film based on Seuss that I'm happy to say, isn't overblown junk like The Cat in The Hat -- a movie that messed with the book and fell flat.
March 14, 2008
Compared with those mega-budget predecessors, the adaptation sticks pretty close to the text and tone of the book, faithful enough to earn its just reward.
March 14, 2008
Horton Hears a Who! brings a masterwork into the here and now with both respect and wide-eyed enthusiasm. So smart, so stimulating, so much fun.
March 14, 2008
It's a relief then that writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio have fun with the belief that all humor doesn't have to be of the wink-nudge variety to appeal to adults in the 'plex.
March 14, 2008
Directors Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino direct with a keen eye for bringing Dr. Seuss' whimsical drawings and humanistic message to CG life.
March 14, 2008
It's so funny and good-natured that I can't imagine anybody not smiling through it. Not even a Grinch.
March 14, 2008
Your enjoyment of this G-rated enterprise will have everything to do with how much you're willing to overlook: how much story padding, how many references to Henry Kissinger or Apocalypse Now or MySpace. Does Seuss need any of this?
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