Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003)

Following up on the success of 2000's How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Imagine Entertainment presents The Cat in the Hat, their second live-action adaptation of a classic Dr. Seuss book. Starring Mike Myers, the film follows the… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 21, 2003
DVD Release Date: March 16, 2004
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Consensus: Filled with double entendres and potty humor, this Cat falls flat.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

So good it breaks your heart for not being better.

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Joel Siegel
Good Morning America

The book is a ten minute read. The movie's a 90 minute watch... The additions deflate the fantasies.

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Charles Taylor

The best argument yet made for extending artists' rights beyond the grave.

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Todd McCarthy

The younger the viewers, the better reactions are bound to be, while grownups will sit still in varying states of bemusement and discomfiture.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Too mature for the kids who are reading the book.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

About as creatively inspired as a giant hairball.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

The Cat in the Hat is long on visual dazzle but short on warmth, and the humor is excessively raunchy for a family film.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Should by no means be considered family fodder.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Not good, wasnt impressed
Liam Gadd
One of the biggest Hollywood tragedies of the last decade.
Directors Cat
Christopher Heim
Wanna see Mike Myers completely and utterly humiliate himself doing one atrocious and annoying impersonation after another? Then this movie is for you.… More
Chris Weber
If I really had to think about it, this might very well be the worst film I've ever seen. It's not enough that it is atrociously obnoxious and… More
Lucas Martins