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At Theaters: 11/9/2018 On Video:
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 30 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 601276
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Storyline Heading
The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous holiday spirit.
Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Animated Comedy Fantasy - This is an animated feature based on the classic Dr. Seuss holiday tale. Fans of lead voice actor Benedict Cumberbatch will definitely enjoy. There are some mildly crude gags, but overall most parents will find this to be safe for all kids.
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Benedict Cumberbatch (Voice of Grinch)
Rashida Jones (Voice of Donna Who)
Angela Lansbury (Voice of The Mayor of Whoville)
Director: Scott Mosier Directing Debut
Director: Yarrow Cheney THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS
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Content Heading
VIOLENCE: Hits played for laughs.
ACTION: Runaway sleighs.
COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, sight gags, animal humor, kid humor.

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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Poor ..."soulless abomination.” ...feels like a generic animated film rushed into production and slapped together without much care about whether the final product is respectful to the source material. ...some adults will find it hard to stomach. It's also boring, so I could see where it might be useful for insomniacs.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good is far superior to the Carrey film and should become a welcome family tradition. The message that Christmas is not about presents and candy canes but about kindness and being together is always welcome. may find your heart growing a couple of sizes, too.

Rolling Stone Full Review
Below Average Here's the perfect, computer-animated holiday fun for kids of all ages — preferably under five, when bright, swirling colors are all we need to distract us. Older children are apt to be skeptical. And anyone past voting age may need to be seriously stoned to swallow it.

Slant Magazine Full Review
Poor ..Tyler's weirdo howls are drowned out by the film's sheer and depressing conventionality: its runtime-padding subplots, bog-standard computer animation, wishy-washy Pharrell Williams narration, and desperate attempts to pack as much yuletide cheer as possible into every single frame.

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The Grinch, who lives on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. Isolated inside a cave he has rigged with inventions and contraptions to meet his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors when he must venture into Whoville for groceries.

But each year at Christmas the Whos disrupt his solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. So when the Whos - including the Grinch's ever-cheerful neighbor Bricklebaum (KENAN THOMPSON) - declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical reindeer named Fred to pull his sleigh.

Meanwhile, down in Whoville, Cindy-Lou Who (CAMERON SEELY)-a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer-plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can ask him for help for her overworked single mother, Donna Who (RASHIDA JONES). As Christmas approaches, however, Cindy-Lou's altruistic plan threatens to collide with the Grinch's more nefarious one. Will joy and optimism win out over grumpiness and cynicism?

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