Dr Seuss' The Lorax Reviews

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April 26, 2019
The man otherwise known as Dr. Seuss has been injured by Hollywood.
April 12, 2019
A storybook come to life. It works really well thanks to the keen visual eyes of Renaud and Balda.
August 23, 2018
Its execution lacks a great deal of finesse and too often opts for methods that cheapen the overall didactic in favour of Hollywood thrills and spills.
August 14, 2018
While director Chris Renaud's experienced animation-orientated eye may account for some of its successes, the final product ends up being detrimental to a beloved story, and is at best only intermittently engaging.
September 18, 2017
The animation is absolutely eye-popping with super bright neon colors.
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.
March 21, 2013
It's heart is in the right place, but the execution isn't quite what it needs to be to excel.
October 30, 2012
The flat, non-rhyming dialogue and mainly dull new characters don't feel particularly Seussian. But thankfully, the animation does.
September 18, 2012
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is an entertaining and cautionary tale that stays true to the spirit of the good doctor.
August 25, 2012
Three minutes of substance, 91 minutes of shrill filler.
August 15, 2012
A delightful animated feature with special appeal for tree lovers.
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.
August 7, 2012
A mostly harmless, cute and cuddly pop-infused babysitter for the ADD generation, but a wretched adaptation of Seuss' classic work.
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.
July 27, 2012
It stinks.
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.
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.
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