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Dr. Seuss - The Cat in the Hat
Following up on the success of 2000's How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Imagine Entertainment presents The Cat in the Hat, their second live-action adaptation of a classic Dr. Seuss book. Starring Mike Myers, the film follows the adventures of Conrad (Spencer Breslin) and Sally Walden (Dakota Fanning), a young brother and sister who find themselves visited by the titular mischievous cat (Meyers) and his entourage when their mother (Kelly Preston) leaves them home alone. Also starring Alec Baldwin and the voice of Sean Hayes, The Cat in the Hat is the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated art… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"First published in 1957, The Cat In The Hat is one of the most-loved and best-selling children's books ever. It's also a mere 1,600 words -- and even at 82 minutes, the movie version seems like a big stretch."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"So good it breaks your heart for not being better."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Too mature for the kids who are reading the book."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"much of the film is padded out by the comic business of Mike Myers' cat, in a deeply flawed role falling somewhere between a stand-up dying on stage or an alcoholic clown harassing kids at a birthday party."
‑ Anton Bitel, Movie Gazette
"Mike Meyers brings this troublesome feline to life in an action packed adventure."
‑ Vince Koehler, Entertainment Spectrum
"The best argument yet made for extending artists' rights beyond the grave."
‑ Charles Taylor, Salon.com
"The younger the viewers, the better reactions are bound to be, while grownups will sit still in varying states of bemusement and discomfiture."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Should by no means be considered family fodder."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Unless you are prone to laugh at endless urination, expectoration, regurgitation, defecation, flatulence, and belching, avoid this rip-off at all costs."
‑ Kam Williams, Princeton Town Topics
"Comedian Mike Myers creates a cat who is more annoying than charming, and most of the gags are out of step with Seussian sensibility."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"About as creatively inspired as a giant hairball."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"The Cat in the Hat is long on visual dazzle but short on warmth, and the humor is excessively raunchy for a family film."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Is Dr. Seuss rolling in his grave yet?"
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Burn the negatives."
‑ Oz, eFilmCritic.com
"The movie should have picked a target audience and stuck with it."
‑ Rafe Telsch, CinemaBlend.com
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