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.
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
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull 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 EbertFull 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 StoneFull 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 MagazineFull 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.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
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!
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
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 -
the Grinch's ever-cheerful neighbor Bricklebaum (KENAN THOMPSON) - declare
they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch
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
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
collide with the Grinch's more nefarious one. Will joy and optimism win out over
grumpiness and cynicism?