• Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003)

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

Release Date: November 21st, 2003

DVD Release Date: March 16th, 2004

PG |1 hr 22 min

Plot Summary

In this live-action film based on the favorite children's tale, the trouble-making Cat in the Hat (Mike Myers) arrives at the home of bored young Sally Walden (Dakota Fanning) and her brother, Conrad (Spencer Breslin), while their mother (Kelly Preston) is out. The family's pet fish (Sean Hayes) objects to the Cat's presence, but that doesn't stop the hat-wearing giant feline from trying to have fun, no matter how much destruction is left in his wake.

Cast: Mike Myers, Alec Baldwin, Kelly Preston, Dakota Fanning, Spencer Breslin, Amy Hill, Sean Hayes, Victor Brandt

Director: Bo Welch

Genres: Fantasy , Comedy , Children

Production Co: Imagine Entertainment, DreamWorks SKG, Universal Pictures, Alphaville Films

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG, Universal Studios Inc., Universal Pictures

Keywords: Mother, Madcap, Sister, Brother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Claudia PuigUSA Today

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

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Emerges as a lackluster and nearly charmless affair. show more

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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