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Generally favorable reviews- based on 119 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 97 out of 119
  2. Negative: 9 out of 119

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  1. Oct 14, 2014
    Probably the only one of these Dr. Suess adaptations that's actually good, sure theres maybe at least one or two references in there, but it doesn't harm the plot, or anything else.
  2. Jul 31, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The animation is so pretty and realistic, especially the flowers like dandelions and clovers but not the 2D imaginations that's going on Horton's mind, which I find it irrelevant and non-matching to the film as a whole. Nonetheless, there are still so much wit, fun and tension throughout the film which is quite pleasing and entertaining.

    Other than possibly being the best Dr. Seuss adaptation, this film has one of the strongest moral and sweetest story ever. Most of the time, it is exciting, touching and inspiring. Horton the Elephant certainly have a big heart and serves as a role model to the rest in the jungle of Nool (and the rest of us too).

    On who will like's difficult to brain who will not like this but most children and people who love Dr. Seuss books will certainly love this film! PS. Katie the baby yak and Rudy the baby kangaroo are so adorable!
  3. Apr 15, 2014
    Props to "Horton Hears a Who!" for staying true to Seuss' words, but the movie, like "The Lorax" is awkward in some ways. Since the Dr. Seuss books weren't very long, it is hard to make a full-length feature film about them. Particular to this movie, Jim Carey was rather annoying as Horton.
  4. Dec 29, 2013
    It was a pretty entertaining movie, but completely untrue to the book. There's nothing I hate more than when these adaptions make up lines from some non-existent Dr. Seuss book. They could've stayed true to the original story but chose to improvise and make everything a horrible mess, and for that I give this movie a big, fat 0.
  5. Nov 13, 2013
    Horton Hears a Who is magical.
    A movie with great voice acting and beautiful scenery, the script is good and the laughs are prominent, all in all a very solid family flick.
  6. Jul 12, 2013
    Hey, I can hear something. Well not really. The books short, the movie is long. Childhood favorite movie, grown up and it goes old. Just like my dead German Sheperd.
  7. Mar 31, 2012
    First off, this is a 9 out of 10. Animation is pretty good. Score all right. Jim carrey does pretty good, and Steve carrel is all right. Score all right and story is fun and sometimes funny. Great family movie.
  8. Dec 17, 2011
    Horton Hears a Who! may be simplistic in story, but that doesn't keep it from having charm. Great visuals and faithfulness to the book make it a very interesting animated film.
  9. Oct 23, 2011
    Horton Hears a who! But I don't hear anything.
  10. Jul 4, 2011
    Jim Carrey did well in the movie and the story was well told and has a few funny jokes. This is a good family film.
  11. Jun 2, 2011
    A beautifully animated picture with a pretty darn good choice in voice talent. However, this film isn't robust enough! It drags, and I found that I was trying to forcibly convince myself that this film was excellent. It wasn't, but it does send a good message to all.
  12. Oct 24, 2010
    this CGI adaptation of the book from Dr. Seuss has funny gags and it stays true to the source material which is the reason why this movie is very entertaining.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. A delight, brimming with colorful, elastic characters and bountiful wit.
  2. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    The real stars of the movie are the animators, who imbue even the overgrowth in Horton's jungle with a certain floppy Seuss-ishness.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    Horton Hears a Who! has blessedly been conceived and executed in reverence to Seuss's story, padding out the original narrative with some meaningful new ideas and casting a mercifully muzzled Jim Carrey as the titular beast.