Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

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) Universalmore
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


Danny DeVito
as The Lorax
Ed Helms
as The Once-ler
Betty White
as Grammy Norma
Rob Riggle
as Mr. O'Hare
Jenny Slate
as Ted's Mom
Nasim Pedrad
as Once-ler's Mom
Joel Sweto
as 1st Marketing Guy
Michael Beattie
as 2nd Marketing Guy
Dave B. Mitchell
as 1st Commercial Guy
Dempsey Pappion
as 2nd Commercial Guy
Elmarie Wendel
as Aunt Grizelda
Danny Cooksey
as Brett/Chet
Chris Renaud
as Forest Animals
Jack Angel
as Additional Voices
Bob Bergen
as Additional Voices
John Cygan
as Additional Voices
Debi Derryberry
as Additional Voices
Bill Farmer
as Additional Voices
Jess Harnell
as Additional Voices
Sherry Lynn
as Additional Voices
Danny Mann
as Additional Voices
Mona Marshall
as Additional Voices
Mickie T. McGowan
as Additional Voices
Laraine Newman
as Additional Voices
Jan Rabson
as Additional Voices
Claira Nicole Titman
as Additional Voices
Jim Ward
as Additional Voices
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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


He he he!

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

Dr Seuss' The Lorax Quotes

Mr. O'Hare: Let it die Let it die!
– Submitted by Bob K (2 years ago)
The Lorax: Which way does a tree fall?
The Once-ler: Uh, down?
The Lorax: A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean.
– Submitted by Adam H (3 years ago)
Additional Voices: UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, It's not.
– Submitted by Todd L (3 years ago)
Ted: Wow, so this is really all your fault.
The Once-ler: Yes, and each day since The Lorax left I've been wondering what that meant. And now I'm wondering, well maybe The Lorax left that for you.
Ted: For me?! Why would he leave it for me?
The Once-ler: Because unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
– Submitted by Matthew R (3 years ago)

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