Dr Seuss' The Lorax Reviews

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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.
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.
March 24, 2012
The 3D-CG work is exceptional, down to the hairy edges of the Thneed, a sort of multi-functional scarf affair in orange, made from the Thneed trees, which have orange fairy floss for foliage.
March 24, 2012
Multi-coloured trees resembling fairy floss are the focus of this inventively funny, eco-friendly 3D animated confection ... a hilarious, uplifting, inventive and wonderful film for all ages
March 23, 2012
Unfairly bashed by the anti-environment PR machine, this is a delight.
March 23, 2012
The movie today projects the story's theme through a prism of even timelier contemporary woes of failed banks, corporate fat cats and the general feeling that the "green" is being squeezed out of most everyone left and right.
March 12, 2012
So what if the 3D is perfunctory? The drawing is terrific.
March 12, 2012
The backstory about why trees are important and why greed is bad is fronted by a story that children can embrace, with plenty of screwball comedy and numerous chase scenes.

March 11, 2012
Screenwriters Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul can be forgiven if they aren't as consistent in replicating the magic of the book.
March 9, 2012
The songs are a waste but this candy-colored, animated musical adaptation of Sr. Seuss' cautionary tale from 1971 otherwise is enjoyable.
March 7, 2012
Too preachy for my taste but the kids around me seemed to love it.
March 7, 2012
I can think of no reason why anyone who doesn't have small children -- or isn't a movie critic -- would have the least interest in seeing it.
March 7, 2012
March 5, 2012
It is a beautifully designed, well constructed movie. Unfortunately, the story at the core of the movie seems more like an artifact of 1970 and repeatedly weighs down what could otherwise have been a better film.
March 5, 2012
Simply stunning.
March 5, 2012
manages to maintain the impact of Seuss' original message about the dangers of overindustrialization amid the cacophony of additional characters and action sequences
March 3, 2012
Lorax delivers a vital, hopeful message.
March 3, 2012
A happy success.
March 3, 2012
It's not WALL-E, but it does bear the same cross.
March 2, 2012
The story might be more than 40 years old but it holds plenty of contemporary relevance.
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