The Lorax

The Lorax

The Lorax

CG animated adaptation of the genius Dr. Seuss book about the Lorax, a stout, mustachioed critter who "speaks for the trees". From the animation studio who made Despicable Me. The directors wrote the screenplay for the last Dr. Seuss movie, Horton Hears a Who!

Young Ted (voiced by Zac Efron) tries to find the one thing that will win him the affection of the girl of his dreams (Taylor Swift). To do so, he needs to discover the story of the Lorax (Danny DeVito) who defends the Truffula trees and their wee inhabitants from the greedy entrepreneurship of The Once-ler (Ed Helms).

2012Rating: G86 minsUSA
AdventureAnimatedKids & Family
73%
want to see

Reviews & comments

oh dear should have given it a miss

I was really looking forward to this movie. I do enjoy kids movies but this was a big fizzer fizzle to me. Not as good as it was built up to be & I think I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't seen it & just carried the thought of it. I'm not sure if the story would hold the attention of the very young but perhaps the colours would, but I think thats all...

2.0
0

Fun film

This is a fun animated film about a boy desperate to impress a girl by finding a real tree. He meets a guy outside of town that tells him a story about meeting The Lorax a critter that speaks for the trees. This is a fun family film with a great message about the environment. I recommend this film

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The key to Seuss' tales, as with all good fables, is not only their cleverness but their surpassing elegance and simplicity, qualities that this busy, over-cluttered contraption of a movie seems entirely uninterested in replicating.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A noisy, useless piece of junk, reverse-engineered into something resembling popular art in accordance with the reigning imperatives of marketing and brand extension.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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. Seuss lived (he died in 1991), I'm confident he would have puked as well.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

This movie version adds a whole lot of other stuff, most of it not very good and not in keeping with the spirit of the Seuss original.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Entertains while delivering it's pro-environmental, anti-greed message wrapped in a bright package of primary colors that truly pop.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

This is a dark story with a heavy message, and it's been transformed into a harmless, pretty confection. In defanging it for comic effect, the filmmakers have done Seuss as much of a disrespectful disservice as if they'd laid on the fart gags.

0
Variety

Variety

press

The key to Seuss' tales, as with all good fables, is not only their cleverness but their surpassing elegance and simplicity, qualities that this busy, over-cluttered contraption of a movie seems entirely uninterested in replicating.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A noisy, useless piece of junk, reverse-engineered into something resembling popular art in accordance with the reigning imperatives of marketing and brand extension.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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. Seuss lived (he died in 1991), I'm confident he would have puked as well.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

This movie version adds a whole lot of other stuff, most of it not very good and not in keeping with the spirit of the Seuss original.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Entertains while delivering it's pro-environmental, anti-greed message wrapped in a bright package of primary colors that truly pop.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

This is a dark story with a heavy message, and it's been transformed into a harmless, pretty confection. In defanging it for comic effect, the filmmakers have done Seuss as much of a disrespectful disservice as if they'd laid on the fart gags.

0

oh dear should have given it a miss

I was really looking forward to this movie. I do enjoy kids movies but this was a big fizzer fizzle to me. Not as good as it was built up to be & I think I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't seen it & just carried the thought of it. I'm not sure if the story would hold the attention of the very young but perhaps the colours would, but I think thats...

2.0
0

Fun film

This is a fun animated film about a boy desperate to impress a girl by finding a real tree. He meets a guy outside of town that tells him a story about meeting The Lorax a critter that speaks for the trees. This is a fun family film with a great message about the environment. I recommend this film

3.0
0