The Grinch Reviews

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November 23, 2018
No, really, that's [it] now: 'What if instead of an absurdly short-tempered psychotic hermit who snaps, the Grinch is a mildly depressed neurotic who doesn't manage seasonal affective disorder very well and eventually escalates for no good reason?'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
December 1, 2018
Whilst The Grinch may not entirely capture the festive feels, the kids should certainly get a pre-Christmas kick out of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
November 9, 2018
A franticly paced diversion that should produce massive chuckles from your kiddos. Further proving that the wholesomeness of Dr. Seuss remains timeless.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 7, 2018
I think you can make kids' entertainment that is entertaining ... to more than just the six and under crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 10, 2018
There is nothing Grinch-like to this incarnation. This isn't "The Grinch", this is Grinchᴸᴵᵀᴱ.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 8, 2018
Without a truly grumpy Grinch, and without the Seussical aesthetic, The Grinch is just a standard and serviceable Christmas movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 27, 2018
The Grinch took out too much, without adding much of anything. It wasn't Seussian enough and didn't add enough of an original plot to hold adult interest. Its humor also fell flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 9, 2018
I'm glad that they tried to make this feel like a true Seuss story, rather than something to irreverent...I just feel like it didn't have to be this soft. It could've been a bit edgier.
November 7, 2018
They have once again taken a story that is perfect as a half-an-hour tale and padded it to make it longer than it should be.
November 7, 2018
Dr. Seuss' The Grinchstays true to the original story, gets deeper into what drives the Grinch but ultimately, it never quite lives up to the original animated special.
November 9, 2018
There's enough silliness and pratfalls for the movie to work as a family outing, but in the end, "The Grinch" doesn't really justify its own existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 9, 2018
It just feels like more cute but disposable holiday junk to clutter this increasingly overstuffed season.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 8, 2018
The film's vision of Christmas is so insipid and lifeless, it's hard to see why the Grinch would even bother to steal it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 7, 2018
Similarly, while Cumberbatch gives a committed reading of the Grinch's exasperation, calculation and transformation, he just can't compare to the immortal tones of Boris Karloff as the original Grinch/narrator.
November 12, 2018
Nothing about it feels organic and fruitful; The Grinch feels like it is reaching an end-year quota.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 26, 2018
This newest Grinch lacks plenty of magic between some lazy animation and not taking any risks. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 7, 2018
It's safe and it's disposable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 20, 2018
It's best for kids and adults who just can't handle the angry, diabolical monster of films past.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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]
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
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