Dr Seuss' The Lorax Reviews

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July 27, 2012
It stinks.
July 26, 2012
It looks bright and clean and sharp. But there is no charm or life.
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.
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.
March 19, 2012
May be a diversion for younger children, but it betrays the elegant simplicity of Geisel's vision.
March 16, 2012
Directors Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda have filled every scene with funny-looking (or sounding) characters, sight gags, and one-liners to provide constant distraction.
March 2, 2012
Director Chris Renaud and his team have fun with these dithery, frenetic characters. The film is less special when it slows down and takes a breath of fresh air.
March 2, 2012
This tale is filled with delightful characters and it's sugarcoated with vibrant animation and candy colors.
March 2, 2012
The badness of the picture is a shock.
March 2, 2012
Par for the course in blowout CGI adaptations, a great deal of detail and bustle is gained at the expense of charm-for all the miracles these armies of animators can achieve, they have yet to successfully reproduce a humble artist's line.
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.
March 2, 2012
"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" eschews [Seuss'] unique style in favor of less risky, more generic characters. It looks like something you've seen before.
March 2, 2012
While the movie is funnier than the book, the drawback of this modernized version is that it loses the timeless quality of the story on the page.
March 2, 2012
Where "The Lorax" succeeds, it's by letting its Seussian spirit shine through.
March 2, 2012
It's puffed up with lots of extraneous stuff - Super fun for the kids but for grown-ups? Just fluff.
March 2, 2012
I am the critic, I speak to displease: "The Lorax" is awful, like chronic disease.
March 2, 2012
It looks like a bowl of fuzzy Froot Loops. But it goes down like an order of oatmeal.
March 1, 2012
The whole thing is harmless.
March 1, 2012
This movie version adds a whole lot of other stuff, most of it not very good and not in keeping with the spirit of the Seuss original.
March 1, 2012
The big screen's best treatment of Seuss since the wonderfully weird 1953 kid-flick The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
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