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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

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"The animation's ok. I didn't like Jim Carrey. I thought he was a distraction."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Frequently charming, beautifully drawn and far more faithful in spirit to the source material than those dreadful Ron Howard-Brian Grazer productions."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Hollywood has finally found the key to bringing a Seuss story satisfactorily to life."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Taking on Seuss has proven a challenge for Hollywood, but a nice balance has been struck here between authenticity and new ideas. This one's a winner."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"Lovely and only marred by a slightly sagging middle and a gratuitous, tacked on pop song finale."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"The sad thing is that this Horton doesn't stick by its central message -- that every voice counts -- the way Horton sticks to the Whos. It pretends to, but the sincerity is just too scary to commit to fully."
‑ Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times
"And a motto moguls should take some time learning, if they'd like their movies to finally be earning, for it's not the cash that makes a prize of the art, but the warmth of the tale, and the size of the heart."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"A frequently beguiling fantasy packed with ticklish sights and vocals"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Horton Hears a Who! -- Dr. Seuss' imagination never goes out of style."
‑ Christian Toto, What Would Toto Watch?
"Even if Horton's world can't shine like Whoville, this movie's visuals keeps things vivid, while digital animation is so often crisp, precise, and cold."
‑ Matthew Sorrento, Film Threat
"The team behind Ice Age capture the Seussian visuals without squishing emotions or squelching the sing-songy language. Listen closely: It's the sound of a million Who fans cheering."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"This new Horton 'toon may be state of the art. But it's great virtue isn't the 3-D animation. It's the good Doctor, whose writing about Whos never goes out of style."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Horton started as a book, less that 40 pages long. To make it a feature seems just a little bit wrong. The magic of Seuss isn't quite there. It's got the look but it's missing some flair."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"What is most remarkable about this film is the fidelity it retains to Seuss' work and intentions."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"The movie is sweet, but not really memorable."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
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