THE GRINCH

SFX - - Reviews - James White

RE­LEASED OUT NOW! U | 90 min­utes The Min­ion-mak­ers Il­lu­mi­na­tion’s last crack at Dr Seuss – The Lo­rax – didn’t work well. The com­pany’s new ver­sion of Christ­mas clas­sic The

Grinch is more suc­cess­ful, even if it presents a ti­tle char­ac­ter who is less sour and more en­gaged from the start than any pre­vi­ous in­car­na­tion (why hire Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch and have him go pleas­ant Amer­i­can in­stead of snark­tas­tic toff?). Still, it’s colour­ful, bright and man­ages to weave an ex­tra thread or two into a well­trod­den tale.

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