Dr Seuss' The Lorax
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The 3D-CGI feature Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. -- (C) Universal

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Guy Lodge, Time Out
"This tale is filled with delightful characters and it's sugarcoated with vibrant animation and candy colors."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"It's heart is in the right place, but the execution isn't quite what it needs to be to excel."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Three minutes of substance, 91 minutes of shrill filler."
‑ Witney Seibold, CraveOnline
"A mostly harmless, cute and cuddly pop-infused babysitter for the ADD generation, but a wretched adaptation of Seuss' classic work."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"May be a diversion for younger children, but it betrays the elegant simplicity of Geisel's vision."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"The badness of the picture is a shock."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"The flat, non-rhyming dialogue and mainly dull new characters don't feel particularly Seussian. But thankfully, the animation does."
‑ Andy Lea, Daily Star
"A delightful animated feature with special appeal for tree lovers."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"[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."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"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."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"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."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is an entertaining and cautionary tale that stays true to the spirit of the good doctor."
‑ Billy Tatum, We Got This Covered
"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."
‑ Martin Roberts, Fan The Fire
"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."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
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