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The Lorax


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Release Date :

March 02, 2012

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Director :

Chris Renaud, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio

Starring :

Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, Betty White, Rob Riggle, Sherry Lynn, Dee Bradley Baker, Marina Sirtis, Jenny Slate

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

1 of 5

“..trippy drawing style, treats his sensibility as, at best, a decorative element..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
3.5 of 4

“..this kid-pleasing movie packs a visual punch and a worthy message..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
4 of 5

“..this is purely warm, wonderful, wise and hilarious family entertainment that is fantastic movie fun for everyone..”
by Pete Hammond [Boxoffice Magazine]
3 of 4

“..their deviations from this book don't stray terribly far from its spirit..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2 of 4

“..the message tends to get lost in all the clanging slapstick and "Wall-E" imagery..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
Review rate : C+

“..the film's design is beautiful, from the softer-than-silk truffula trees to Ted's gaudy plastic hometown..”
by Tasha Robinson [AV Club]
3 of 5

“..the film does add pleasantly loopy, if rather forgettable, songs..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..the 3D element lends a particularly luscious..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
3 of 4

“..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..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
Review rate : B+

“..like a less original Wall-E, but it's still vibrant and touching..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 5

“..it's to inspire audiences to act out of fear..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]
3 of 5

“..deftly balance entertainment with education..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
3 of 4

“..boasts snappy humor and inventive energy that more kids' films need..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
4 of 5

“..as some sort of tool to indoctrinate children into the evil cult of environmentalism..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
“..armed with a splendid voice cast and a gorgeously rendered 3D-CG landscape..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 5

“.."there's more to this story than what's on the page." You have been warned..”
by Kenneth Turan [Los Angeles Times]

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“..thanks to a strong visual eye and a terrific cast, this anguished, but intimate coming of age tale tends to (mostly) recompense for some of the darker and more despondent elements that will test some resolves..”
by Rodrigo Perez [The Playlist]


“..simply by not getting the balance right, "The Bronze" seems to be lucky to have medaled at all..”
by Drew McWeeny [HitFix]


“..a serviceable family film that is hardly a worthy rival for "Searching for Bobby Fischer"..”
by Ben Kenigsberg [NY Times]


“..though the books are brilliant, Depp's attempt to make his own Terry-Thomas movie feels tired and more than a little tortured..”
by Ali Plumb [Empire Online]


“..it's not much fun at all, but at least it's over..”
by Moira MacDonald [Seattle Times]


“..the new animated musical fairy tale from the mind and the mixtape of George Lucas, is indeed strange. What's missing is the magic..”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]


“..Patrick Tobin's infuriatingly coy script... turning the film into a morbid guessing game..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]


“..the same elements that have endeared or alienated viewers of Dolan's previous films are all here in Mommy..”
by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]


“..Scoot McNairy is a terrifically spineless, whining mouthpiece for the adventurer who financed the journey, and Ben Mendelsohn is a terrifying underwater psycho. The whole thing adds up to a watery grave of claustrophobia-but that can be pretty terrifying..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]


“..Song One has its heart in the right place (on its sleeve)-it's just in desperate need of a few strong hooks..”
by David Ehrlich [Time Out New York]