Dr Seuss' The Lorax - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dr Seuss' The Lorax Reviews

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Andy Lea
Daily Star
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
Billy Tatum
We Got This Covered
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
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 15, 2012
A delightful animated feature with special appeal for tree lovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Lucy Barrick
Radio Times
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
Jayne Nelson
SFX Magazine
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

Liverpool Echo
July 27, 2012
Underlying messages of unity and self-sacrifice for a greater good are admirable, drizzled with mawkish sentimentality to sweeten the pill.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
July 26, 2012
Younger children should be satisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
July 26, 2012
Amidst all the padding and razzle-dazzle 3D CGI, the Lorax himself and his grumpy admonitions are pushed to the margins - but the Once-ler's musical number 'How Bad Can I Be?' operates as an anthem for the self-serving, cynical casuistry of our own times.
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
July 25, 2012
Irresistibly colourful and its timeless environmental message is useful to for children to be aware of in a general sense before they are hit by more politically convenient 'global warming' arguments in later life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
July 25, 2012
Beautifully rendered and charmingly told, this family animation packs more of an environmental punch than most kids' fare.
Matthew Turner
July 25, 2012
Watchable eco-friendly comedy that scrapes a pass thanks to lively animation, colourful characters and a handful of amusing gags, though the script is rather thin and the plot feels both lazy and underdeveloped.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Olly Richards
Empire Magazine
July 23, 2012
Lovely to look at and with some fun material not of Seuss' invention, but it's too hectoring, like reading an environmental textbook with jolly pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Michael Brown
Empire Magazine Australasia
June 27, 2012
Bright and breezy and slightly preachy, this modern Lorax entertains but never soars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
Paul Gallagher
The List
June 22, 2012
It's a visual delight; all beautifully-designed 3D animation, detailed sight gags and unique characters shaped in Seuss's immediately recognisable style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 17, 2012
The film's animation is very colorful and imaginative, reflecting the original artwork of Theodor Seuss Geisel. Although there is a definite environmental message in the film, it is also a story of empowerment.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
April 21, 2012
It's nice to see Seuss on the loose on the big screen again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
April 1, 2012
Despite being blatant enviro-tainment, it's a win for the world if the stories of Dr Seuss are still being told. The film has its heart in the right place and might get children into the garden for some manual labour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
April 1, 2012
Mindless fun isn't exactly what I was hoping for with 'The Lorax,' but that's what you get.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
March 28, 2012
Apart from its message about the dangers of greed and the threat to the fragile environment, it doesn't aim very high visually or technically. But it's entertaining, colourful -- and it doesn't overstay its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Clarissa Meffan
March 28, 2012
The Lorax is perfectly pitched for children. But for adults, and especially fans of the book, the glossiness and clunky songs are a bit too much to take, and ironically give a synthetic feel to a story that preaches the opposite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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