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The Grinch Reviews

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November 13, 2018
It works, as a digital pop-up book that asks us to examine the Grinches inside us all, and find the willingness to let some light in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 13, 2018
The Grinch is just a sweet, well-intentioned update of the classic tale, blunting some of the original's harsh edges and replacing its pointed criticisms for a story of positivity and generosity.
November 12, 2018
This animated big-screen version is three times too long and 10 times as unnecessary.
November 12, 2018
There's no great originality or charm in the movie as a whole, but that comedy - coupled with general perkiness - is enough to make it an adequate show
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 12, 2018
This is a film that stubbornly refuses to come to real life, with Cindy Lou rounding up her gang in a way that never really grips or entertains and smacks a little too much of Charlie Brown.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 12, 2018
Illumination's strong suit is creating sincerely adorable characters.
November 12, 2018
Underwhelming, unimaginative and uninspired, this cold and careless adaptation is severely lacking in the zingers department.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 12, 2018
A giddy sugar-rush that slows to reveal its big charms.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 12, 2018
Fitfully amusing, harmless, and negligible. It neither detracts from Dr. Seuss' legacy nor enhances it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 12, 2018
Nothing about it feels organic and fruitful; The Grinch feels like it is reaching an end-year quota.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 12, 2018
It's the softness that's most interesting, and what makes the movie enjoyable to watch.
November 11, 2018
Just another remix of Dr. Seuss' book that attempts to modernize the narrative with zero intention toward creativity or an engaging experience.
November 11, 2018
It's a modernized version of the classic that gives a little more depth to its cranky titular subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 11, 2018
The latest adaptation of 'The Grinch' delivers a satisfying and enjoyable product that pushes Illumination Animation on the artistic front.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 11, 2018
Sounds like pure sugar, but really it's just sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 10, 2018
The Grinch is a remake that doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it does make enough changes from the original material to stand on its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 10, 2018
There is nothing Grinch-like to this incarnation. This isn't "The Grinch", this is Grinchᴸᴵᵀᴱ.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 10, 2018
The bauble is shiny, but hollow inside.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 10, 2018
Of course, there are holiday tunes galore -- a few new ones and many old -- with all gloriously capped off by "The Christmas Song" from the still one-of-a-kind Nat King Cole. And, just who can possibly get grinchy hearing that?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 9, 2018
Missing the sort of magic a film of this ilk should have in abundance, and oddly feels flat from the get-go through the end credits. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, etc. - also Available)
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