Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Synopsis
A curmudgeon (Jim Carrey) hates the Christmas-loving Whos of Whoville.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
With Carrey hitting a career peak, this Grinch doesn't steal Christmas; it restores the season by helping energize us enough to make it...
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88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Deliriously inventive.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Opulence almost interferes with the movie, weighing it down when it should seem lighter than air, surrounding the inarguably brilliant...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Carrey is excellent, making the most of his comic gifts even in a cumbersome Grinch outfit, and the eye-spinning color scheme is dazzling...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
If anything, the real surprise here is how affecting he makes the Grinch's ultimate big hearted turnaround, as Carrey the actor sneaks up...
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63

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
By far the best and cutest thing about How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the dog Max.
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63

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
Leave it to Ron Howard to turn a plaintive Dr. Seuss ditty into a C-grade Tim Burton psychodrama.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's a big stuffed turkey of a movie, just in time for the holidays.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Overall, the film sparkles. But it's a curiously unaffecting sparkle, an example, almost, of how the special effects stole Christmas.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Overproduced and essentially charmless.
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By redyeah
Carrey does Carrey at best....

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I love this movie its so funny

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Rated PG | For Crude Humor
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Live-action version of classic has crude, scary moments.
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