Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! Synopsis
An elephant discovers a tiny community that lives on a speck of dust.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
If I ran the circus, the gang that made the sturdy, witty, inventively animated Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! would get first dibs on any...
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Finally! For the first time, Hollywood has made a whimsical, witty, feature-length version of Dr. Seuss that's neither overblown nor smutty...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The look of the story is an undeniable treat, and the message it weaves is both funny and sweet. Horton Hears a Who! is razzle-dazzling and...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A delight, brimming with colorful, elastic characters and bountiful wit.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
For its intended audience, Horton's agenda is overt: Listen, be a friend, and most important - have fun!
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New York Daily News

Listen closely: It's the sound of a million Who fans cheering.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Horton Hears a Who wisely preserves most of Seuss' verse in voiceover narration, but the main dialogue, while it doesn't rhyme, preserves...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Frequently charming, beautifully drawn and far more faithful in spirit to the source material than those dreadful Ron Howard-Brian Grazer...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's a tough balancing act and probably a futile one. As greedily as Hollywood looks upon these books as a franchise to strip-mine, the...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Endearing, though sometimes belabored.
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By luv2laff44
The movie was super adorable. I laughed throughout along with my 16,9,8 and 5 yr. old. As a bonus they hande out Horton ears to all who purchased tickets. I recommend you take a vacation from...

Great Family Fun for all ages!

By mnames
My 2 kids (6 and 4 1/2) and my parents went to see it and we all enjoyed it. Jim Carrey was great as Horton! Not over the top but just enough of his sense of humor! I would definitely recommend...


By clocker910
I think it will be a great movie. especially with Carrey and Carell combined in this version of the old Dr. seuss book. I also want Jim to appear in another Dr. seuss book made into a movie...

Horton Hears a Who looks good on the big screen

Another Dr. Suess and with Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, Dan Fogler, Amy Pochler, and even Dane Cook are all in Horton Hears a Who! that is amazing and from the...

Horton Rules

By KatPawsInTN
I went early this moring to see Horton @ the new Regal 16 Cinema in Hendersonville, TN.Since they are in their Grand Opening (this weekend) the first 100 Ticket sales for Horton hears a Who got a...

Dr.Suess Fanatic, Fanatic Suess.Dr

By homeschool4jmj
The original story was a very prolife story, I myself am prolife, ha ha in your face Democratic Party. If this isn't prolife I'm gonna be %$##@*- off....

horton hears a who!!!

By groovynezzhaha
This movie was really great!! I am a big fan of jim carrey and steve carell and they were both fantastic! it was so cute seeing jim carrey's voice coming out of an elephant... the elephant even...

Fun 4 Whole Family

By The Crow Critic
I went with my family and we all loved it. Greats for small children. It also has some great morals that even some adults could still learn to use....

great for kids of all ages

By juniper1299
I LOVED this movie! It was really cute and pretty much followed the book. It kept my attention all the way through to the end (no slow/boring parts). My childish side loved it and my adult side was...

Dr. Seuss;Horton Hears a Who!

By asdf1234
What a disappointment! I do not recommend this movie, especially for children. I try to teach my kids not to call people names, in this movie, individuals were called, "Moron, stupid, a boob and...

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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Adorable 'toon fun for all, no matter how small.
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