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THE GRINCH

 
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At Theaters: 11/9/2018 On Video:
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 30 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 601276
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous holiday spirit.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Animated Comedy Fantasy - This is an animated feature based on the classic Dr. Seuss holiday tale. Fans of lead voice actor Benedict Cumberbatch will definitely enjoy. There are some mildly crude gags, but overall most parents will find this to be safe for all kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Benedict Cumberbatch (Voice of Grinch)
Rashida Jones (Voice of Donna Who)
Angela Lansbury (Voice of The Mayor of Whoville)
Director: Scott Mosier Directing Debut
Director: Yarrow Cheney THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS
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About The Production
About The Production (Cont'd)
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: None.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Hits played for laughs.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: Runaway sleighs.
COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, sight gags, animal humor, kid humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Poor ..."soulless abomination.” ...feels like a generic animated film rushed into production and slapped together without much care about whether the final product is respectful to the source material. ...some adults will find it hard to stomach. It's also boring, so I could see where it might be useful for insomniacs.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good ...it is far superior to the Carrey film and should become a welcome family tradition. The message that Christmas is not about presents and candy canes but about kindness and being together is always welcome. ...you may find your heart growing a couple of sizes, too.

Rolling Stone Full Review
Below Average Here's the perfect, computer-animated holiday fun for kids of all ages — preferably under five, when bright, swirling colors are all we need to distract us. Older children are apt to be skeptical. And anyone past voting age may need to be seriously stoned to swallow it.

Slant Magazine Full Review
Poor ..Tyler's weirdo howls are drowned out by the film's sheer and depressing conventionality: its runtime-padding subplots, bog-standard computer animation, wishy-washy Pharrell Williams narration, and desperate attempts to pack as much yuletide cheer as possible into every single frame.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 98 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
39
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
3
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
5
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
5
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
12
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
9
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
25
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 98 moviegoers:
For an animated film, THESE ARE GREAT REVIEWS! The vast majority of moviegoers either loved "The Grinch," or enjoyed it very much. The ladies enjoyed it the most, but these are great reviews from the guys for this type of movie. Don't believe the professional movie critics (most didn't like it) GO SEE "THE GRINCH" this holiday season!


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The Grinch, who lives on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. Isolated inside a cave he has rigged with inventions and contraptions to meet his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors when he must venture into Whoville for groceries.

But each year at Christmas the Whos disrupt his solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. So when the Whos - including the Grinch's ever-cheerful neighbor Bricklebaum (KENAN THOMPSON) - declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical reindeer named Fred to pull his sleigh.

Meanwhile, down in Whoville, Cindy-Lou Who (CAMERON SEELY)-a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer-plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can ask him for help for her overworked single mother, Donna Who (RASHIDA JONES). As Christmas approaches, however, Cindy-Lou's altruistic plan threatens to collide with the Grinch's more nefarious one. Will joy and optimism win out over grumpiness and cynicism?

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