Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 8 out of 29
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  1. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    60
    A smartly stylized hoot.
  2. One overstuffed movie, but it's by no means a turkey.
  3. 50
    I am not a mind-reader and cannot be sure, but I think a lot of children are going to look at this movie with perplexity and distaste. It's just not much fun.
  4. Overall, the film sparkles. But it's a curiously unaffecting sparkle, an example, almost, of how the special effects stole Christmas.
  5. 50
    The movie rises to another level whenever its star has a chance to cut loose -- leading the ensemble in a conga line, winning a sack race in slow motion, torching the Whos' Christmas tree while screaming, "Burn baby burn."
  6. It's a big stuffed turkey of a movie, just in time for the holidays.
  7. 50
    Noisy, random and hard on the eyes.
  8. The scenes involving just him (Carrey) are funny and full of life. All the other scenes are not.
  9. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    Overproduced and essentially charmless.
  10. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    40
    The heart of this movie isn't two sizes too small; it's just slightly misplaced.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 113 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 46
  2. Negative: 12 out of 46
  1. Oct 9, 2011
    7
    Not really much to present, but nevertheless its still a entertaining Christmas film.
  2. SqueegieB.
    Jan 4, 2006
    2
    This movie was a massecre of the origional cartoon. never in my wildest dreames have i thought that i would see a good movie be slapdashed in This movie was a massecre of the origional cartoon. never in my wildest dreames have i thought that i would see a good movie be slapdashed in such a way!!!! Full Review »
  3. May 2, 2012
    10
    Watched this film at least 6 times now every time I get a little more entertainment, its very quotable and works for all ages CarreysWatched this film at least 6 times now every time I get a little more entertainment, its very quotable and works for all ages Carreys performance is outstanding, its hilarious. Full Review »