Overall Rank: 4670
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 98
Theatrical Release Date: 03/02/2012
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 08/07/2012
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul, Chris Renaud
Actors: Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Danny DeVito, Taylor Swift, Betty White, Rob Riggle
Plot: Based on the book by Dr. Seuss - A tale of greed vs. environmentalism as a young man leaves his industrialized city in order to show his girlfriend a tree and seeks out the Once-ler who tells his tragic tale of Thneeds and the Lorax who tried to stop him. -- Chris Kavan
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Hurricane2000 - wrote on 01/21/2020
Pretty Clean The Lorax has it's issues, But I think Illumination made a fairly unique retelling here. Rating: Fresh
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/22/2019
Illumination turns Seuss' parable into an ugly animated product, undoing the anti-consumerist and pro-environmentalist messages of his book.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 01/14/2014
Okay a new DR. Seuss movie so let's go. the Lorax. okay this movie came out on march which I didn't get a chance to see it but now I have seen it today so let's go.the movie had one of the best animated effects of the year so far and that's it.
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JLFM - wrote on 04/12/2012
Another Dr. Suess adaption. I say this without enthusiasm or disappointment. Dr. Suess films are usually just mediocre, nothing to get excited over. However, they make a lot of money. Thus, we get the movie adaption of "The Lorax."
I won't lie, I've never read The Lorax, nor do I know anything about it, aside from it's environmental message. But I can tell this film really stretched the source material. Even with the extensive (and uninteresting) chase scene, even with the half-dozen of musical numbers (only one of which I really enjoyed), and even with the additional characters added, the film has a relatively modest running time.
The Lorax isn't that good, unfortunately. It has strengths, but it also has a lot of weaknesses.
For one, it seems The Lorax has no imagination …
trophywife - wrote on 03/16/2012
There are two things guaranteed to lure me into seeing a movie; the first is humor, preferably of the snarky and sarcastic variety---and secondly, animation. I feel quite certain that movies like “Despicable Me” and “Megamind” were, in fact, written more for people like myself than any child that might see them. So I was completely in my element this weekend when I checked out a showing of “The Lorax”---which is coincidentally directed by the same clever people who came up with “Despicable Me”, one of my all time favorites.
THE GOOD: I know this will probably take a lot of you by surprise, especially since I am the mother of three and am practically as old as Dr. Suess himself---but I have never read the story of the Lorax before. I had no idea the man was such an …
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