Universal Pictures | Release Date: November 17, 2000 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
46
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Mixed or average reviews based on 29 Critics
Positive:
11
Mixed:
10
Negative:
8
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100
With Carrey hitting a career peak, this Grinch doesn't steal Christmas; it restores the season by helping energize us enough to make it through the whole thing.
75
Opulence almost interferes with the movie, weighing it down when it should seem lighter than air, surrounding the inarguably brilliant Carrey with too much frosting and frou-frou.
63
By far the best and cutest thing about How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the dog Max.
63
Leave it to Ron Howard to turn a plaintive Dr. Seuss ditty into a C-grade Tim Burton psychodrama.
50
It's a big stuffed turkey of a movie, just in time for the holidays.
50
Noisy, random and hard on the eyes.
38
Misfires on nearly every possible level.
25
The dullest, clunkiest, big-budget fantasy since Steven Spielberg flattened Peter Pan in "Hook."