Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas

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Released 2000

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Director:
Ron Howard
Released:
2000
Rating:
PG
Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a 2000 comedy directed by Ron Howard. It is a fresh take on the 1957 classic picture book by children's author Dr. Seuss. In the merry town of Whoville, all of the Whos are happily preparing for Christmas, which is only a few days away. The only citizen who does not share in the Christmas spirit is the grumpy Grinch (Jim Carrey), who lives in a frosty mountain cave far above the little town. After young Cindy Lou (Taylor Momsen) hears a sad tale about the alienation the Grinch endured during his childhood, she is determined to get him to participate in the town's festivities. Cindy Lou convinces the Grinch to come to the annual Whobilation, but going to the festival just reminds him of his sad past. With his browbeaten dog Max along for the ride, the furious Grinch decides to carry out an evil plan to ruin Christmas in Whoville.

Metacritic Score

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    One overstuffed movie, but it's by no means a turkey.

  • 20

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    So clogged with kooky gadgetry and special effects and glitter and goo that watching it feels like being gridlocked at Toys "R" Us during the Christmas rush.

  • 20

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Shrill, strenuous and entirely without charm, Ron Howard's attempt at a Christmas classic is an elaborately wrapped empty box that will fool many people into buying it but will not...

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Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Kids

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Family Dramas, witty remarks, ruined christmas, Grade Schoolers, Pre-Teens