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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas means to amaze, beguile, delight. And it will.
Cloying fancy gives way to gross-out comedy, twisted social commentary, affecting pathos, and weirdly sexualized romance in this lurid live-action version of the classic children's book.
Five-year-olds might go for it, but people who grew up with Jones' version will be looking at their watches and grinding their teeth.
Los Angeles Times:
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas is one overstuffed movie, but it's by no means a turkey.
Paul Clinton (CNN.com),
If you have little moviegoers around for the holidays, you should still make the trip to Whovillie.
This is Jim Carrey's show, and he just about wraps the movie around his spindly green middle finger.
Globe and Mail:
How the Grinch stole Christmas is one kind of larceny. How Jim Carrey steals the picture is another matter entirely.
Carrey enables Ron Howard's version of the classic story to come across as more of a welcome endeavor than a pointless re-tread.
Numbingly unhip, nonsensical and just plain dull story.
This cinematic candy floss honours the Seussian universe by satirising our own. And Carrey's comic tornado of a performance is a triumph.