• Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018)

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch

Release Date: November 9th, 2018

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2019

PG |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

The Grinch and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of aggravation comes during Christmastime when his neighbors in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang. When the Whos decide to make Christmas bigger and brighter, the disgruntled Grinch realizes there is one way to gain peace and quiet. With help from Max, the green grump hatches a scheme to pose as Santa Claus, steal Christmas and silence the Whos' holiday cheer once and for all.

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones, Pharrell , Tristan O'Hare, Kenan Thompson, Sam Lavagnino, Ramone Hamilton

Director: Scott Mosier , Yarrow Cheney

Genres: Children , Animated , Adventure , Comedy

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Hilarious, Quest, 2010s, Amusing, Temptation, Heartwarming, Revenge, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 38
    Frank LoveceFilm Journal International

    The filmmakers believe they have better emotional beats at the end than what that hack Dr. Seuss came up with—and in the process make the Grinch pathetic and practically groveling. show more

  • 30
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    The filmmakers preserve Seuss’s narrative beats but strain to replicate his whimsical spirit. show more

  • 80
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    What the production may have lost in a “nasty-wasty skunk” of an antagonist, it gains in an inspired voice cast (led by Benedict Cumberbatch) and a dazzlingly merry and bright visual palette. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Similar Movies

Disney's A Christmas Carol
Disney's A Christmas Carol

Though London awaits the joyful arrival of Christmas, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) thinks it's all humbug, berating his faithful clerk and cheerful nephew for their view. Later, Scrooge encou...

Stream OnlineWatch Trailer
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas

In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children's tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by...

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Young Clara needs a magical, one-of-a-kind key to unlock a box that contains a priceless gift. A golden thread leads her to the coveted key, but it soon disappears into a strange and mysterious parall...

Stream OnlineWatch Trailer