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: March 2, 2012
DVD 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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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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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

The animation is absolutely eye-popping with super bright neon colors.

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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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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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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

Fortunately, there were lots of kids at the screening. You gotta watch 'em. They were giggling, singing along, bouncing, and happily kicking the reviewer's seat. Bingo.

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Leonard Maltin

Directors Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda have filled every scene with funny-looking (or sounding) characters, sight gags, and one-liners to provide constant distraction.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The badness of the picture is a shock.

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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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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Based extremely loosely on the Dr Seuss story of the same name and as usual with Hollywood they have fudged it all up. The story is an environmental one, an… 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
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