May be a diversion for younger children, but it betrays the elegant simplicity of Geisel's vision.
-Bruce DionesFull Review
The gorgeous and glorious new film of this fable from Universal's Despicable Me team turns a somewhat gloomy, cautionary tale into a 3-D musical, with catchy tunes and gags borrowed from every film from Toy Story to Babe.
-Roger MooreFull Review
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.
-Peter RainerFull Review
This tale is filled with delightful characters and it's sugarcoated with vibrant animation and candy colors.
-Richard RoeperFull Review
The badness of the picture is a shock.
-David EdelsteinFull Review
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.
-Nick PinkertonFull Review
Hypocrisy on an epic scale, this computer-animated feature turns the Dr. Seuss classic about corporate greed into a multimillion-dollar toy commercial.
-Ben SachsFull Review
"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" eschews [Seuss'] unique style in favor of less risky, more generic characters. It looks like something you've seen before.
-Stephen WhittyFull Review
Where "The Lorax" succeeds, it's by letting its Seussian spirit shine through.
-Rafer GuzmanFull Review
It's puffed up with lots of extraneous stuff - Super fun for the kids but for grown-ups? Just fluff.
-Jennie PunterFull Review
I am the critic, I speak to displease: "The Lorax" is awful, like chronic disease.
-Kyle SmithFull Review
It looks like a bowl of fuzzy Froot Loops. But it goes down like an order of oatmeal.
-Michael O'SullivanFull Review
The whole thing is harmless.
-Amy BiancolliFull Review
This movie version adds a whole lot of other stuff, most of it not very good and not in keeping with the spirit of the Seuss original.
-Kenneth TuranFull Review
It remains faithful to the spirit of Seuss. The pro-conservation, anti-consumerist message of the book is heartily intact. And, like the Seuss story, the film never resorts to sermonizing.
-Claudia PuigFull Review
Despite some schmaltz and pandering, this is a still a nifty feat of protest whose activism now comes mostly from songs.
-Wesley MorrisFull Review
The design is witty and imaginative, and the small grace notes are enough to keep an open-minded adult giggling.
-Chris VognarFull Review
Did you ever get a package where the bubble wrap was 10 times the volume of the item inside? That's what "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" is like.
-Colin CovertFull Review
The movie is a noisy, useless piece of junk, reverse-engineered into something resembling popular art in accordance with the reigning imperatives of marketing and brand extension.
-A.O. ScottFull Review
The film, directed by Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda, adds several characters to the original story -- and a few boffo song-and-dance numbers, as well.
-Bill GoodykoontzFull Review
Even adults are likely to walk out wondering how our own society has strayed so far from any sensible path ... before hopping into their Lorax-approved Mazda and heading to IHOP for some Truffula Chip pancakes.
-Elizabeth WeitzmanFull Review
It's impossible not to be charmed by "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," a 3-D animated rendering of the Seuss tale of environmental activism and the power of one person to make a difference.
-Moira MacDonaldFull Review
From the opening song-and-dance production number introducing us to the plastic-loving population of Thneedville, to the adorably comic critters who live in the lush valley, this kid-pleasing movie packs a visual punch and a worthy message.
-Linda BarnardFull Review
[It] does a few smaller things right but the bigger things not quite. I've come to fear these movies.
-Michael PhillipsFull Review
[The Lorax] has its share of eye-popping amusements, but its wobbly pacing and routine kidpic elements make for an experience that feels not just tiresome and rudderless but antithetical to the Seuss spirit.
-Justin ChangFull Review
The movie is like a less original WALLE, but it's still vibrant and touching.
-Owen GleibermanFull Review
Armed with a splendid voice cast and a gorgeously-rendered 3D-CG landscape, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax entertains while delivering its pro-environmental, anti-greed message wrapped in a bright package of primary colors that truly pop.
-Michael RechtshaffenFull Review
The result is solidly entertaining - not quite as good as Horton Hears a Who or How the Grinch Stole Christmas - but unquestionably better than The Cat in the Hat. I now await Green Eggs and Ham and the Further Adventures of Sam I Am.
-James BerardinelliFull Review