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Rated PG · 86 minutes · 2012
It's not as entertaining as the last Dr. Seuss movie, Horton Hears a Who!, but Dr. Suess' The Lorax is still miles beyond The Cat in the Hat, so that's something. The book includes an environmental message that has sparked controversy several times over the years, and thanks to the Fox Business Channel, the movie now stands accused of "indoctrinating" children to all things green. The film doesn't quite go that far; the Once-ler, never seen in the book outside of his arms, is a pretty sympathetic character here (and is voiced quite ably by Ed Helms). Danny DeVito portrays the Lorax, who speaks for the trees, but he's more of a supporting character. Not short on songs, but short on good ones, The Lorax doesn't feel thoroughly consistent and may be trying to do a little too much.


See our full review: Speaking for the Trees

Speaking for the Trees

'The Lorax' is pleasant enough, but it does not do the Dr. Seuss book justice »

Official Site: www.theloraxmovie.com
Director: Chris Renaud
Producer: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy, Audrey Geisel, Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul
Cast: Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate, Nasim Pedrad, Joel Swetow, Michael Beattie, Dave Mitchell, Dempsey Pappion, Elmarie Wendel, Danny Cooksey, Stephen Tobolowsky and Chris Renaud

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The Coast Halifax The Lorax is bloated Kiddie film dishonours Seuss source by Jacob Boon 03/01/2012
Portland Mercury Axe the Lorax The Lorax is very Sueuss-picious! (Sorry.) by Wm. Steven Humphrey 03/01/2012
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Project X, A Separation, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax and other film events around town. 03/01/2012

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