Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008)

Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.

Rated: G
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Release Date: December 9, 2008
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
79%
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User Score
73%



Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Horton Hears A Who! is both whimsical and heartwarming, and is the rare Dr. Seuss adaptation that stays true to the spirit of the source material.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

The animation's ok. I didn't like Jim Carrey. I thought he was a distraction.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Frequently charming, beautifully drawn and far more faithful in spirit to the source material than those dreadful Ron Howard-Brian Grazer productions.

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

Hollywood has finally found the key to bringing a Seuss story satisfactorily to life.

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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A frequently beguiling fantasy packed with ticklish sights and vocals

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

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.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Albert Kim
I commend Dr. Seuss for his creative writing that intertwines silly and ingenious rhyming with a heartfelt message and story. In Hollywood, you can't just… More
Lucas Martins
Sometimes silly, but this Dr. Seuss adaptation brings a emotional and powerful message that fascinate children and adults.
Candy Rose
Great animation about an elephant called Horton who hears the Whos calling for help. They live in a speck on a clover.
Michael Edwards
This movie follows the ideas and imagination of Dr. Seuss, though it doesn't follow the book that well, it still is a great feast for the eyes.This film is… More
Scott Green
Dr seuss is a genius!
Alexis Nomm
It was really cute, visual and bright. I liked the cast of voices as well. I thought the theme was a little grown up.. believing in something that you… More

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