The Grinch

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The Grinch : Friday November 17, 2000

A curmudgeonly recluse whose heart is two sizes too small, the Grinch resides in his cave high atop Mt. Crumpit with his dog Max, and plenty of lettuce juice, extra virgin castor oil and sour milk for sustenance. Annoyed by the out-of-control Christmas festivities in Whoville, the Grinch conspires to deprive the Who's of their favorite holiday, but comes to learn that the spirit of Christmas goes much deeper than tinsel and toys. 

Aided by the artistry of Academy Award-winning special make-up effects designer Rick Baker, Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas brilliantly re-creates the magical town of Whoville and its unique inhabitants. The film also stars Molly Shannon, Christine Baranski, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, Bill Irwin and Clint Howard. -- 2000 Universal Pictures

 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas -- Dr. Seuss; Hardcover

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Score:

Reviewers

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Points 50 50 9 60 42.25

Film-o-Meter

42.25 - Go See At Matinee

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Rating System:

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40 - 65 points  Go See At Matinee
65- 85 points Worth Seeing
85-100 points Definitely worth seeing. "A must see!"

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Director

Ron Howard

Writer

Dr. Seuss  (book)
Jeffrey Price  

Genre

Comedy

Starring:

Jim Carrey as The Grinch 
Josh Ryan Evans as 8 Year Old Grinch 
Molly Shannon as Betty Lou Who
Christine Baranski as Martha May Who-vier
Anthony Hopkins as Narrator (voice)
Bill Irwin as Lou Lou-Who
Jessica Sara as Sophie 

Running Time

1hr 42min

Rating

Rated PG for some crude humor

Distributor

Universal Pictures

Trailer

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Website

Official Site

 

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 The People's Review of The Grinch

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SWatt 
Score = "10" 
"Not funny, poorly written but good special effects. See it on video if you can borrow a copy."

Meg 
Score = "90" 
"this was like the best movie.. it was so sweet and the grinch man was awesome he was really good... but I just wanted to tell anyone i am scared as s*** now! well see yah -Meg"

Kathy 
Score = "50"
"I am sorry to pan a movie staring Jim Carrey and containing soooo many good elements but the overall effect was crummy. "

josh 
Score = "70" "This movie was not like the story at all but it was funny. What i didnt like was that the grinch was more funny than mean. I was hoping for both but it was a ""Jim Carrey"" film. the movie is still true to the book which i like and the way the grinch's young story was told. the make-up was well-done, im not saying i didnt like, i liked it." 

Carl Littlejohns 
Score = "80" 
"A rich, dark, Tim Burtonesque tapestry using people (of all sizes) the special effects are so good you take it for granted. The grinch HAS to be bad - thats why his redemption is so good. He lives on the outcasts of others (I get all your toys in the end) and demands nothing until teased (yet again) by the priviliged few. This is not a cartoon. The kids think so, but for adults it has as many levels as you look for. The Grinch is in denial and it takes a little girl to point it out. Nope- i couldnt recognise Jim Carrey either - he is THAT good! Excellent."

Jessica  
Score = "100"
"An instant Classic! I loved it, my kids loved it, my mom loved it, even my grandma loved it!!!!!" "

Whytseyed 
Score = "80" 
"Though not exactly the same ol children's story we all know and love until the point when its on every channel the night before x-mas, this movie, only due to Ron Howard and Jim Carrey's genius was a great success in bringing a Dr. Seuss book turned cartoon into an incredibly delightful array of visual and emotional effects. Jim Carrey has one of his best performances yet just short of Truman Show with his wise and witty forms of drama and emotion, though he does use his crazy antics and human punching bag tricks they are not the reason for such a renowned performance, its his emotions through the costume, both body and facial that prove his extreme talent as an actor. Ron Howard brings Whoville to life beautifully along with the Whos, complete with the small noses and outrageous hair cuts. The story of the Grinch is told from the narrator's point of view who is portrayed by one of my favorites Anthony Hopkins who does a stunning part with his word play and poetry reading. All in all a great movie to see this holiday that should not be missed by any true seuss fan." "

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