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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Reviews

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February 2, 2018
The director, Ron Howard, is a grand old heartwarmer (Cocoon, etc.) but the heart of this picture is dead.
November 8, 2018
Another colorful but unnecessary animated reboot, which turns the green meanie of the book and previous movies into a bit of a mopey sad-sack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
I think a lot of children are going to look at this movie with perplexity and distaste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
It is impossible to watch Grinch and not think wistfully of that magical moment in the TV special.
October 24, 2001
We should probably be grateful that The Grinch is merely flawed and mediocre, not the flat-out disaster it could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 5, 2008
Shrill, strenuous and entirely without charm.
September 24, 2007
...A jumbled mess, art-directed to within an inch of its life...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 23, 2003
How the Grinch Stole Christmas is thick with irony but doesn't have the guts to explore any of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 6, 2013
Such a departure from the book, it's not even Dr. Seuss.
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Hollywood has learned nothing from Dr. Seuss.
July 29, 2002
A shockingly noisy, ugly film.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
September 25, 2010
An unforgivable transgression from the usually reliable Ron Howard, "Grinch" boasts the visual polish of a Menards tree aisle and resembles not a cheerful Christmas, but rather what the bloodcurdling onset of a mescaline bender might feel like.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
January 1, 2000
It subverts Dr. Seuss's point in exactly the same way. And the result is a bizarre and uncomfortable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 1, 2000
Se compone bastante y puede llegar a ser conmovedora, pero el inicio no le ayuda
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 1, 2001
For tales that require some edge, it is safe to deduce that Ron Howard is no match for the great Dr. Seuss.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 27, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
January 1, 2000
Anthony Hopkins was chosen to narrate the film, perhaps to recall the English accent of Boris Karloff from the vastly superior original animation, a move the filmmakers should have avoided.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
Shrill, overstuffed, spiritless cinematic contraption.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
The movie seems content to operate without a soul.
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