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
  1. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    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.
  2. He's (Carrey) a marvelous Grinch in this spirited, bustling and mostly faithful spin on Seuss.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 44
  2. Negative: 12 out of 44
  1. Oct 9, 2011
    7
    Not really much to present, but nevertheless its still a entertaining Christmas film.
  2. 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 Carreys performance is outstanding, its hilarious. Full Review »
  3. Feb 19, 2011
    7
    I'm not a huge Jim Carrey fan, as a matter of a fact I really can't stand 98% of his movies, but this is a good one, granted it's not as good as the original animated movie, but it's still enjoyable, my only complaints are that it doesn't follow the original story that well, but this is a good movie from beginning to end. Full Review »