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  • Summary: Based on the beloved children's book by Dr. Seuss, this is the tale of an imaginative elephant named Horton who hears a faint cry for help coming from a tiny speck of dust floating through the air. Although Horton doesn't know it yet, that speck houses an entire city named Who-ville,Based on the beloved children's book by Dr. Seuss, this is the tale of an imaginative elephant named Horton who hears a faint cry for help coming from a tiny speck of dust floating through the air. Although Horton doesn't know it yet, that speck houses an entire city named Who-ville, inhabited by the microscopic Whos, led by the mayor. Despite being ridiculed and threatened by his neighbors, who think he has lost his mind, Horton is determined to save the particle...because "a person's a person, no matter how small." (20th Century Fox) Expand
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
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  1. If I ran the circus, the gang that made the sturdy, witty, inventively animated Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! would get first dibs on any future movie productions of the Theodor Seuss Geisel canon.
  2. Finally! For the first time, Hollywood has made a whimsical, witty, feature-length version of Dr. Seuss that's neither overblown nor smutty nor emotionally hollow.
  3. A delight, brimming with colorful, elastic characters and bountiful wit.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    75
    Listen closely: It's the sound of a million Who fans cheering.
  5. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    70
    The real stars of the movie are the animators, who imbue even the overgrowth in Horton's jungle with a certain floppy Seuss-ishness.
  6. The tolerance and loopy poetry of the beloved book by Dr. Seuss have been nicely captured.
  7. 50
    There are aspects of “Horton,”... that are fresh and enjoyable, and bits that will gratify even a dogmatic and orthodox Seussian.

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  1. Positive: 42 out of 53
  2. Negative: 4 out of 53
  1. Apr 12, 2015
    10
    horton y el mundo de los quien es la mejor pelicula tiene buen diseño de personajes es graciosa y divertida buena y brinda una leccion "todoshorton y el mundo de los quien es la mejor pelicula tiene buen diseño de personajes es graciosa y divertida buena y brinda una leccion "todos cuentan hasta los seres pequeños Expand
  2. DanC.
    Mar 13, 2008
    10
    Finally, a Dr. Seuss film that captures the heart of the book! Horton was one of my favorites growing up and my kids have grown to be fans as Finally, a Dr. Seuss film that captures the heart of the book! Horton was one of my favorites growing up and my kids have grown to be fans as well. I'm coming back with the family. Love Steve Carell!!! Expand
  3. PeterH.
    Mar 18, 2008
    10
    This is the first movie that my 2 yr old has ever been to. Did not disappoint either of us.
  4. CameronG.
    Apr 10, 2008
    8
    Overall it was a great movie and made me laugh a lot. Plus its a good movie to see with your mom.
  5. Dec 17, 2011
    8
    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 itHorton 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. Collapse
  6. Nov 13, 2013
    6
    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
    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.
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  7. F86S.
    Mar 22, 2008
    0
    that movie is the worst movie i have ever seen. it was the only movie in my life that made me hungry. i rate it a 0 because i think that that movie is the worst movie i have ever seen. it was the only movie in my life that made me hungry. i rate it a 0 because i think that Ratatouille, which is all about food is better. Expand

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