Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012)



Critic Consensus: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is cute and funny enough but the moral simplicity of the book gets lost with the zany Hollywood production values.

Movie Info

The 3D-CGI feature Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. -- (C) Universal

Rating: PG (for brief mild language)
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family
Directed By: ,
Written By: Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 7, 2012
Box Office: $213.9M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Dr Seuss' The Lorax

All Critics (148) | Top Critics (32)

It's heart is in the right place, but the execution isn't quite what it needs to be to excel.

Full Review… | March 21, 2013
Cinema Sight

The flat, non-rhyming dialogue and mainly dull new characters don't feel particularly Seussian. But thankfully, the animation does.

Full Review… | October 30, 2012
Daily Star

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is an entertaining and cautionary tale that stays true to the spirit of the good doctor.

Full Review… | September 18, 2012
We Got This Covered

Three minutes of substance, 91 minutes of shrill filler.

Full Review… | August 25, 2012

A delightful animated feature with special appeal for tree lovers.

Full Review… | August 15, 2012
Spirituality and Practice

Illumination Entertainment has dispensed with almost all of Dr Seuss' endearing dialogue, which is a shame, because the film could do with more of a personality of its own.

Full Review… | August 12, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Dr Seuss' The Lorax


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Adriel Lim
Adriel Lim

Super Reviewer

Another good story from Dr. Seuss. Good movie for kids, but still makes adult person to realize something.

UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto

Super Reviewer

"The Lorax", colorfully animated and wonderfully exuberant, does a great job conveying a Dr. Seuss-esque world, but like always, Hollywood always needs to dumb down the main core of what made the source material such a classic: the message. Instead, Hollywood has managed to fluff the presentation and everything about its style to, altogether, cater to "children's needs". The book, undoubtedly, does a better job, but nevertheless, this film isn't too bad. It's a good time, but I recommend reading the book to your children first before watching an above-average Dr. Seuss adaptation.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

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