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Dr Seuss' The Lorax Reviews

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
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
Witney Seibold
August 25, 2012
Three minutes of substance, 91 minutes of shrill filler.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Guy Lodge
Time Out
July 24, 2012
About as factory-produced a film as it's possible to make about the evils of commercialism, while the bulbous, Haribo-hued animation style reflects none of Seuss's visual wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
March 19, 2012
May be a diversion for younger children, but it betrays the elegant simplicity of Geisel's vision.
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
March 2, 2012
Hypocrisy on an epic scale, this computer-animated feature turns the Dr. Seuss classic about corporate greed into a multimillion-dollar toy commercial.
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
March 1, 2012
More a civics lesson than a story, The Lorax is the tale of a cantankerous woodland sprite who comes across as a shrill nag.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Sexton
London Evening Standard
July 27, 2012
It stinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
March 28, 2012
There are only a few laughs and the characters aren't that exciting. I much preferred Kung Fu Panda will all its action and fighting.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Matt Fowler
IGN Movies
March 1, 2012
Seuss' original message resonates but the rest of the overwrought window dressing that's required to "movie" it up only serves to dilute and bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Croot
April 10, 2012
There's just something missing in translation from that most powerful book.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
February 29, 2012
The animation is lovely, with some cleverly designed locations and characters, but it isn't enough to prop up the threadbare plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
March 6, 2012
There's something tedious about this film, partly because the Lorax is sidelined, partly due to a pointed environmental message that ultimately overrides all the characters.
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
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
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
April 30, 2012
For all its good intentions, there's something deeply unsettling about this bubblegum pop approach to environmentalism.
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
March 25, 2012
Given its inevitable merchandise tie-ins, this animated eco-preachy affair carries with it more than a whiff of questionable intent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 1, 2012
[It] does a few smaller things right but the bigger things not quite. I've come to fear these movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
March 4, 2012
There are some cute and funny moments, but too much of it feels like filler.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 2, 2012
For kids, The Lorax offers life lessons about selflessness and the environment. And while the palettes allure, and the creatures are amusing, feeble songs and dull-ish leads turn The Lorax lifeless.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
March 1, 2012
The whole thing is harmless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
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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