The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)

Ted Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, wrote and helped design this eccentric fantasy about a young boy named Bart (Tommy Rettig) who, like most young boys, doesn't enjoy his piano lessons with the mean-spirited Dr. Terwilliker (Hans… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: April 24, 2001
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Colorful, culty Dr. Seuss Hollywood original.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Inexplicably, this marvelous musical fantasy flopped at the box office.

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

I recommend it to people of all ages IF they can be young at heart.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

The rebelliousness that turns out to be good, old-fashioned anti-intellectualism feels less in line with the good Doctor's Whoville than with producer Stanley Kramer's Hackville

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One day I may understand all the fuss over this.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's as imaginatively framed as Alice in Wonderland.

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Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

All this film really needs is one raised finger...

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A boy dreams he and his mother are trapped in a dream world ruled by evil piano teacher Dr. Terwilliger, who plans to enslave 500 boys to play his giant piano.… More
AJ Verser
This is an odd movie, but it's based on a Dr. Seuss book, so this movie does a good job representing that. Overall the style is good, but the actors and… More