The Grinch Reviews

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February 19, 2019
Despite its familiarity, the new version is effective and heartwarming, particularly as it emphasizes the concept of empathy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 7, 2019
The Grinch is bright and colorful, but the narrative feels a bit off from the anti-consumerist message that Dr. Seuss may have originally intended.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 6, 2019
I mean who doesn't love a grouch getting a lesson in kindness and forgiveness from the adorably scrumptious Cindy Lou Who? This incarnation of The Grinch is straight up dedicated to kindness and love...the things we need most.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 5, 2019
The film's positive messages about inclusivity and diversity are welcomed, but the film is lacking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 4, 2019
Fortunately for Cheney and Mosier, the film is charming enough that young kids will eat it up.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 27, 2019
Ramps up the slapstick while adding a needless backstory that threatens to undercut the text's message
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 24, 2019
It's cute and fluffy, but it's not remarkable in its telling of the classic Seuss story, no matter how many variations it throws in.
December 30, 2018
A fresh update from the 1966 cartoon film; its bright, colorful set designs, dry humor, and messages of love and kindness are perfect for the holidays.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 26, 2018
[It's] a story aimed at the very young ... but The Grinch is still a nicely wrought movie that should be a nap-free experience for accompanying parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 21, 2018
He's not a mean one, this Mr. Grinch. And that's largely what cripples the latest and lamest adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic children's book.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 17, 2018
The Grinch should help get kids in the Christmas spirit (not that some of them need it) in the lead up to the big day.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 9, 2018
This new version of The Grinch meets to entertain and enlighten new generations of viewers about the history of that character and promote their message of union and solidarity. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 8, 2018
... odds are you've already read the book or watched the original. And knowing that The Grinch doesn't ruin Christmas won't stop anyone from enjoying this delightful film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 7, 2018
The result is a meandering, low-stakes affair, punctuated by fine but forgettable visual jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 7, 2018
[It] feels about 75 minutes too long.
December 6, 2018
The whole deal with the Grinch is he is supposed to be, if you'll forgive me, a seemingly irredeemable bastard. He literally lacks the capacity for any kind of love. If he's just kind of a crabby neighbor everything is less impressive in juxtaposition.
December 6, 2018
(Nowhere) near perfect, but ... an undeniably fun film to take the family to as Christmas approaches and to remind all that love and kindness can change things for the better.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.75/10
December 5, 2018
Colourful and amusing enough, and yet, like so many Christmas movies, it's all a bit forgettable - and iffy...Bah, humbug.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 5, 2018
The Grinch isn't a bad movie, but neither is it a necessary one. And that's OK - he might not be the Grinch we deserve, but he's the one we need right now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 2, 2018
The colors hypnotize and the textures surprise, but something seems to have been lost in the translation. Something about the character and touch Seuss. [Full Review in Spanish]
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