Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat Synopsis
A mischievous feline (Mike Myers) invades the home of two children.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's another overwrought clunker like "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," all effects and stunts and CGI and prosthetics, with no room for...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Long on visual dazzle but short on warmth, and the humor is excessively raunchy for a family film.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Emerges as a lackluster and nearly charmless affair.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Talk about your quick-buck exploitation.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By C.W. Nevius
It is an embarrassment and an insult to a character that has been beloved by kids for 45 years.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Everything to treasure about that magical, slightly malevolent feline of childhood verse is obliterated in the coarse, charmless Dr. Seuss'...
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Someone (Myers?) came up with the bright idea of turning the Cat in the Hat into the worst Vegas nightclub spritzer of 1958. He's become a...
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It pains me to tell you, But really, it's true: The Cat in the Hat Is a piece of dog doo.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
If the producers had dug up Ted Geisel's body and hung it from a tree, they couldn't have desecrated the man more.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
An abomination, impure and simple.
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Rated PG | For mild crude humor and some double-entendres
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 5+ Too mature for the kids who are reading the book.
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