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Dr. Seuss' the Lorax

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Chris Renaud

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About the Movie

The imaginative world of Dr. Seuss comes to life like never before in this visually spectacular adventure from the creators of Despicable Me! Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees. Featuring the voice talents of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate, and Betty White, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is filled with hilarious fun for everyone!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 151
  • Fresh: 81
  • Rotten: 70
  • Average Rating: 5.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: May be a diversion for younger children, but it betrays the elegant simplicity of Geisel's vision. – Bruce Diones, New Yorker, Mar 19, 2012

Fresh: This tale is filled with delightful characters and it's sugarcoated with vibrant animation and candy colors. – Richard Roeper, Richard, Mar 2, 2012

Rotten: It stinks. – David Sexton, London Evening Standard, Jul 27, 2012

Fresh: Amidst all the padding and razzle-dazzle 3D CGI, the Lorax himself and his grumpy admonitions are pushed to the margins - but the Once-ler's musical number 'How Bad Can I Be?' operates as an anthem for the self-serving, cynical casuistry of our own times. – Anton Bitel, Little White Lies, Jul 26, 2012

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Customer Reviews


The makers of Despicable Me have done it again! This is defiantly a great family movie that everyone will enjoy. Its charming, sweet, funny and has a great story. I loved the voices for all of the characters. Zac Efron's voice fit his character perfectly. Taylor Swift did a nice job. Danny DeVito really funny. Best of all. BETTY WHITE! Always playing a sweet crazy lady. Nicely done. This movie is very unique, magical, and filled with family fun.


"The Lorax" is the kind of family-friendly film that young viewers will love no matter what. The animation is bright and colorful, the music is catchy and upbeat, and the all-star voice work is undeniably impressive. It's a great film to entertain the little ones. However, coming from the perspective of a lifelong Dr. Seuss fan, "The Lorax" is a bit of a mild disappointment when compared to the book it's inspired by. For one, there's the overly stretched narrative, which can often be too confusing and hyperactive to follow along with, even for those who know the classic tale by heart. The added subplot does little to the main story other than introduce a new cast of characters that are either too cutesy or underdeveloped to remember. Even the very heart of the book (its foreboding, yet significant eco-friendly message) has almost been completely over-glossed by the flick's incessant production values and heavy-handed writing formulas. The moral is still there, but there's no delicacy or simplicity to it. It's presented mostly through song in a very preachy and rather awkward way that feels more forced than poignant. But beyond all its minor issues, there are still plenty of things worth praising about "The Lorax". Ed Helms is simply fantastic as the voice of the Once-ler. He brings so much life and energy to the character, while making him surprisingly relatable and sympathetic at the same time. Danny DeVito is also pretty fun to watch as the Lorax, even though he doesn't appear quite as often in the film as I would've hoped. Additionally, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, and Betty White are equally enjoyable as the supporting voice cast, especially White, who knocks it out of the ballpark with her role as a spunky grandma. Not to mention the songs are delightfully catchy and the visuals are incredibly lush and vibrant. You can really tell the animators did their best to stick as faithfully to Dr. Seuss' signature artwork as possible. As a whole, "The Lorax" is a mixed bag of sorts. On one hand, it's a beautifully animated movie full of fun music and charming characters. But then again, it often has a difficult time capturing the innocence and purity of the source material it's based upon. Overall, though, I'd say this is a fun little flick for the whole family that's worth seeing at least once.

Very good

This movie was a very good one with some humor, but i have to admit to me i thought it was very political in meaning which made me really think. Still it was a good movie.