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Based on 37 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Talk about your quick-buck exploitation. show more

  • 25
    C.W. Nevius San Francisco Chronicle

    It is an embarrassment and an insult to a character that has been beloved by kids for 45 years. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Long on visual dazzle but short on warmth, and the humor is excessively raunchy for a family film. show more

  • NA
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    An abomination, impure and simple. show more

  • 25
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It pains me to tell you, But really, it's true: The Cat in the Hat Is a piece of dog doo. show more

  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Everything to treasure about that magical, slightly malevolent feline of childhood verse is obliterated in the coarse, charmless Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat. show more

  • 40
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Emerges as a lackluster and nearly charmless affair. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's another overwrought clunker like "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," all effects and stunts and CGI and prosthetics, with no room for lightness and joy. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It's moderately engaging for the first half-hour, somewhat trying during the second half hour, and virtually unbearable over the final twenty minutes. It's a marginally recommendable film for kids, but not necessarily for parents. show more

  • 38
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    Although a literal movie adaptation of Seuss' 1957 classic "The Cat in the Hat" might have run 20 minutes, is it too much to ask that the filmed material preserve the author's sensibility? show more

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