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Dr. Seuss - The Cat in the Hat
Today is a special day for Conrad and Sally Walden--even though they don't think it is. It seems that Sally and Conrad, different as black and white, have pushed their single mom, Joan Walden, to the limit. Conrad's endless rule breaking has his mom seriously considering military school for her son--an idea planted by her just-this-side-of-smarmy neighbor and suitor, Lawrence Quinn. Sally, tightly wound though well-behaved, has bossed away every friend she has, and divides her time between upbraiding her brother and putting new 'To Do' lists in her junior palm pilot. And all… 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
"Dumb, crude, and gross..."
‑ 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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