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The Grinch Reviews

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November 9, 2018
A franticly paced diversion that should produce massive chuckles from your kiddos. Further proving that the wholesomeness of Dr. Seuss remains timeless.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 7, 2018
I think you can make kids' entertainment that is entertaining ... to more than just the six and under crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 10, 2018
There is nothing Grinch-like to this incarnation. This isn't "The Grinch", this is Grinchᴸᴵᵀᴱ.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 8, 2018
Without a truly grumpy Grinch, and without the Seussical aesthetic, The Grinch is just a standard and serviceable Christmas movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 9, 2018
I'm glad that they tried to make this feel like a true Seuss story, rather than something to irreverent...I just feel like it didn't have to be this soft. It could've been a bit edgier.
November 7, 2018
They have once again taken a story that is perfect as a half-an-hour tale and padded it to make it longer than it should be.
November 7, 2018
Dr. Seuss' The Grinchstays true to the original story, gets deeper into what drives the Grinch but ultimately, it never quite lives up to the original animated special.
November 9, 2018
There's enough silliness and pratfalls for the movie to work as a family outing, but in the end, "The Grinch" doesn't really justify its own existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 9, 2018
It just feels like more cute but disposable holiday junk to clutter this increasingly overstuffed season.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 8, 2018
The film's vision of Christmas is so insipid and lifeless, it's hard to see why the Grinch would even bother to steal it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 7, 2018
Similarly, while Cumberbatch gives a committed reading of the Grinch's exasperation, calculation and transformation, he just can't compare to the immortal tones of Boris Karloff as the original Grinch/narrator.
November 12, 2018
Nothing about it feels organic and fruitful; The Grinch feels like it is reaching an end-year quota.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 7, 2018
It's safe and it's disposable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 9, 2018
The film, despite the star cast and even a cameo by the legendary Angela Lansbury, is uniformly unimpressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 12, 2018
Underwhelming, unimaginative and uninspired, this cold and careless adaptation is severely lacking in the zingers department.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 9, 2018
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas is roughly an hour-long and contains none of the razzle-dazzle on display here, yet I would take it over this corporately manufactured remake in a heartbeat any day, no matter the size
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 12, 2018
This animated big-screen version is three times too long and 10 times as unnecessary.
November 9, 2018
"The Grinch" isn't a travesty, but it is completely and totally unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 7, 2018
The feeble script by Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow... never lets us forget how low the bar has been set for such family entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 7, 2018
Even a handful of funny line deliveries from Thompson can't really justify all the extra padding.
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