Plot: The Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) is back in a new animated movie that stays (relatively) faithful to the classic 1966 TV special “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”
Directors: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier
1 hour, 45 minutes
Rating: PG Upside: Cumberbatch is the perfect choice to voice the character, even if he does resort to an American accent.
Downside: Less is more with the Grinch. Explanations (he’s an orphan) and his apology for his over-the-top behavior are unnecessary.
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