The Grinch Reviews
January 29, 2021
When you are working with source material as tight as How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - a lean, mean 26 minutes, after all - anything added is pure fat.
December 6, 2020
It's moderately amusing, but it has a difficult time justifying its own existence.
July 25, 2020
A feast of festive fun will appeal to both kids and adults alike. Lots of Christmas joy with a reminder that love and kindness is not just for Christmas.
July 25, 2020
[W]hile this take on the story isn't particularly cynical or crass as one may expect, it's also pointless at its core when placed into any other context.
July 20, 2020
The purpose of the 2018 iteration of The Grinch is to bring the story to children who haven't gotten a chance to see the original. There's enough charm and freshness to keep it's spirit alive.
July 18, 2020
The 3D animation is a pleasure to behold, while Pharrell's rhyming narration gives a hint of the old
July 1, 2020
It's not a work of genius, but it is one of the best things Illumination has been a part of in its filmmaking history. Let's face it, it's tough to mess up a classic.
January 11, 2020
The Grinch is a good Christmas movie, I guess. It covers all the bases and has a good message but it fails to be as good as other versions because it chooses to do too much.
September 25, 2019
This adaptation...finds a way to tell the story anew and seeks to provide more depth to the titular Grinch while also expanding Cindy Lou Who's role in the story.
July 12, 2019
As this is the season for family moviegoing, The Grinch throws its hat in the ring as a solid offering to spend one's hard earned money on.
June 5, 2019
A full-hearted assault on cynicism - this is a wonderful Christmas film with personality and charm enough to light up the hearts of a thousand Grinches.
May 23, 2019
A fun family film that is beautifully animated. While not as enjoyable as the tighter-paced classic, the updated graphics can be appreciated.
May 15, 2019
The Grinch takes a classic short story, adds some pointless plot digressions and then seems to completely miss the point by the end.
May 7, 2019
A fun new take on a classic tale, The Grinch exceeded expectations. It isn't perfect, but it is a fun holiday movie for the whole family to enjoy.
May 6, 2019
The Grinch will leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling that you just can't shake.
April 25, 2019
We expand more on the Grinch's backstory...Cumberbatch with an American accent is a completely transformative performance.
April 15, 2019
...the Grinch still starts out with a heart two sizes too small and is transformed by the healing presence of a child. That's a message we can all get behind.