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Dr. Seuss' the Lorax: An IMAX 3D Experience 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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The Dr. is in.

By HarkAngel15
This version of the Lorax does the origanal proud. It has many funny parts and many touching parts. It is a must watch movie for the whole family....

Great for Everyone!

By CanOK
Both the kids and adults loved this movie. Wonderful animation with amazing colors!! The best part is that it is a fun and exciting movie, with an important message!...

AMAZING

By Diverkia
A very entertaining movie with great 3D features. But the best thing about this movie was its story. It was not only about protecting the environment but also about courage and motivation and how...

Good Movie

By ChocolateDrop08
This was a good movie. My 5 year old loved it. We went to see it in 3D and IMAX. I would recommend this format to see this movie in... it was amazing. The message was great!...

ENJOYED - VERY CUTE!

By CATLUV2
I did not anticipate to enjoy this movie this much when I took two of my grandchildren (7 and 12) to see this movie. I was very surprised to thoroughly enjoy this movie. The story, colors, songs &...

The Lorax - fun for the 99%

By mathesfam
We brought our children (6 & 9) to the 3D Imax version of the Lorax and enjoyed the film. Those of you with conservative leanings will note the unfiltered message of corporate greed at the expense of...

Had a wonderful time!

By Brokenmoon
This movie far exceeds my expectations of what it was going to be. As a kid, I read the book, and I had seen the original cartoon, so, that is what I knew. This movie was done well, and the...

Excellent Movie

By aorchard116
This movie is a must see for anyone that have children. My six year old sat and watched the whole movie. Normally he doesn't sit through the movies in theaters....

Good family movie.....

By 126Cedar
Mom and Dad were able to talk with the kids about several messages and issues the movie brought to light. "A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean."...

Seuss at his most environmentally political

By wonderboy1
I took my entire family to see this movie and even the 4 month-old donned the 3D glasses and sat quietly through the entire film!. Being a HUGE fan of all of the Seuss story book and movies, I was...

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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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