Dr Seuss' The Lorax - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dr Seuss' The Lorax Reviews

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July 1, 2016
Fortunately, there were lots of kids at the screening. You gotta watch 'em. They were giggling, singing along, bouncing, and happily kicking the reviewer's seat. Bingo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 21, 2013
It's heart is in the right place, but the execution isn't quite what it needs to be to excel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 30, 2012
The flat, non-rhyming dialogue and mainly dull new characters don't feel particularly Seussian. But thankfully, the animation does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 18, 2012
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is an entertaining and cautionary tale that stays true to the spirit of the good doctor.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 25, 2012
Three minutes of substance, 91 minutes of shrill filler.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
August 15, 2012
A delightful animated feature with special appeal for tree lovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 12, 2012
Illumination Entertainment has dispensed with almost all of Dr Seuss' endearing dialogue, which is a shame, because the film could do with more of a personality of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 7, 2012
A mostly harmless, cute and cuddly pop-infused babysitter for the ADD generation, but a wretched adaptation of Seuss' classic work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
July 30, 2012
[Hollywood] simply doesn't see girls' and women's lives and needs as worthy of telling stories about... not even when one particular girl's desires are the obvious driver for the story being told.
July 30, 2012
It's a didactic piece with too much prose, too many chases and not enough wit. Small children will probably like it, but they deserve better.
July 27, 2012
The catchy songs, personable characters and heartfelt message mean this is still a sweet and enjoyable concoction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 27, 2012
It stinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 27, 2012
Musical numbers, gorgeous design and a brilliant motorbike chase through the deliciously surreal Thneedville lift this from being a preachy, eco-friendly plod to a witty and comical adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 27, 2012
Hollywood has found it tricky translating the whimsical magic of Dr Seuss' tales from page to screen and the makers of The Lorax don't fully pull off the feat here.
July 27, 2012
Underlying messages of unity and self-sacrifice for a greater good are admirable, drizzled with mawkish sentimentality to sweeten the pill.
July 26, 2012
A film that's fatally lacking in humanity, and looks as flashy, plastic and commercialised as the world Dr Seuss condemned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 26, 2012
It looks bright and clean and sharp. But there is no charm or life.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 26, 2012
It is like delirium tremens, only less fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 26, 2012
Younger children should be satisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2012
When a film misses the point as cretinously as The Lorax does, it really gets the blood up, although perhaps the lesson to learn here is simply that Seuss's aesthetic resists a cinematic treatment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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