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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 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

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