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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax 3D Synopsis
A 12-year-old strives to win the affection of the girl of his dreams and discovers the story of the Lorax.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is like a less original "WALL•E," but it's still vibrant and touching.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's been animated by the same company that made "Despicable Me,'' which is to say you don't know whether to watch The Lorax or lick it.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
The Lorax is a modest gem, failing to significantly enhance its source material's ideas but still delivering a zany, rollicking,...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Someone in Hollywood ought to speak for the trees, and The Lorax does it with verve and vibrancy.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The result is solidly entertaining - not quite as good as "Horton Hears a Who" or "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" - but unquestionably...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Armed with a splendid voice cast and a gorgeously-rendered 3D-CG landscape, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax entertains while delivering it's...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
While softening Geisel's darker themes, they still meld a valuable message into catchy songs, bright images (nicely done in 3D) and funny...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
You know what? The whole thing is harmless.
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40

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
The Lorax is so big, flashy and redundant that it courts precisely the kind of blind consumerism it's supposed to be condemning. It doesn't...
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Yikes! Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda direct strictly for short-attention spans on a fruit-loopy palette that made me want to puke. Had Dr....
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An Important Message

By chimplove
The Lorax is very relevant to what is happening in the world today. The message is delivered in such a way that it is engaging for kids, while still teaching a valuable lesson, And it is only by...

The Lorax

By boxxy81
I took 2 of my grandchildren to see it in 3D yesterday. They are ages 7 and 10. We all found it to be enjoable. The songs were cute and the 3D was exceptional. Would recommend going to see it....

To "old school" Lorax purists...

By toddpeterson
I'm one of you. I loved the book as a child andI have since shared with my own kids. I was immediately turned off by the whole idea of this movie, and the advertising didn't help. But my kids LOVE...

Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!

By chicsinger
Perfect for kids & adults - no inappropriate humor at all. Gorgeous images & a solid story. The bad guy's haircut is ludicrous - that is really my only negative opinion. Go see!!...

Good Movie

By shrncir
I thought it was a great movie, and is relevant to today's green movement. I'd say that it is a movie for all age groups, kids will enjoy it and adults will appreciate it....

Some funny moments

By JC_moviefan
The expectation was great and sadly didn't meet us there... my 8 year old almost fell asleep during the movie. There were some points on the movie that had a sad overtone to it and there was really...

lorax

By spock1497
a great movie to take the kiddos to go see . great 3d movie and very rewarding to have the kids learn the importance about trees.lots of great animation and enjoyable , i am a adult 61 and liked it...

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

By dohair2010
What's not to like about a Dr. Seuss movie? Our 7 year old son loved it and we enjoyed it as well. Seeing it in 3D was great! It is a great family movie!...

THE LORAX

By VTXGMAWF
VERY GOOD MOVIE FOR CHILDREN WITH AN ENVIRONMENTAL MESSAGE. I LOVED IT AS MUCH AS MY GRANDSON. EXCELLENT MOVIE TO GO SEE AS A FAMILY......AS WE DID....

Best film I've seen in Real 3D

By Valerie_214
The picture quality was phenomenal and kept me interested throughout the entire film. Storyline is simple to understand for the children, yet still entertaining for the adults. The children sounds of...

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Rated PG | For Brief Mild Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 5+ Dr. Seuss classic is cute, but watch for product tie-ins.
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