Dr Seuss' The Lorax
Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012)

The 3D-CGI feature Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 7, 2012
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is cute and funny enough but the moral simplicity of the book gets lost with the zany Hollywood production values.

Guy Lodge
Time Out

About as factory-produced a film as it's possible to make about the evils of commercialism, while the bulbous, Haribo-hued animation style reflects none of Seuss's visual wit.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

This tale is filled with delightful characters and it's sugarcoated with vibrant animation and candy colors.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

It's heart is in the right place, but the execution isn't quite what it needs to be to excel.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

May be a diversion for younger children, but it betrays the elegant simplicity of Geisel's vision.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The badness of the picture is a shock.

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Andy Lea
Daily Star

The flat, non-rhyming dialogue and mainly dull new characters don't feel particularly Seussian. But thankfully, the animation does.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Director Chris Renaud and his team have fun with these dithery, frenetic characters. The film is less special when it slows down and takes a breath of fresh air.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Par for the course in blowout CGI adaptations, a great deal of detail and bustle is gained at the expense of charm-for all the miracles these armies of animators can achieve, they have yet to successfully reproduce a humble artist's line.

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Billy Tatum
We Got This Covered

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is an entertaining and cautionary tale that stays true to the spirit of the good doctor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Adriel Lim
He he he!
Drake Tsui
Talk about bad storytelling, the plot was split down the middle with little to no encompassing relationships. The Lorax played little to no role, the… More
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
Another good story from Dr. Seuss. Good movie for kids, but still makes adult person to realize something.
"Meh. That was my first thoughts as the ending credits started rolling. I was under the assumption it was going to be much funnier than it was. I guess… More
Albert Kim
"The Lorax", colorfully animated and wonderfully exuberant, does a great job conveying a Dr. Seuss-esque world, but like always, Hollywood always… More
Everett Johnson
Dr. Seuss movies don't really translate to movies as well as they probably could. "Grinch" was ok, and "Cat in the Hat" was down right… More