Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Released 2000


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Ron Howard
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.


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  • 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...

  • A worthy adpation and does the predicessor cartoon proud

    Not too many remakes can outdo or at least come close to what they were originally based on but this does. It isn't perfect but it sure is a pleasure to watch every Christmas. Sure this movie is a bit corny and crude at times but full of a lot of laughs, character growth, a classic plot, likeable characters, and charming music introducing the song'Where Are You Christmas?'. I would have to say that this is no doubt one of Jim Carrey's best performances. The writers and filmmakers did a great job at extending the story and giving the Grinch a backstory to make the movie flow well in the time given. It's not too well often that film makers can create such a great adaption.moreless
  • Lol! maybe abit corny, but i still love it!

    Its great. Its creative, funny, clever, and cool. I hope they make something like it!! Jim carrey does a great job as the grinch himself.
  • Not as good but...

    I do like a lot.

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Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Kids


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