THE GRINCH ★★★

Directed by Scott Mosier and Yar­row Cheney. Voices of Bene­dict Cum ber batch, An­gela Lans bury, Phar­rell Wil­liams

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TAKE | CINEMA -

The lat­est adap­ta­tion of the 1957 Dr Seuss book is jeop­ar­dised by a dis­tinct lack of bah hum­bug­ging. The Grinch, as voiced by Cum­ber­batch, dotes on his loyal dog, Max. and spoils Fred, the fat rein­deer he en­lists into his Christ­mas-steal­ing scheme. We’re told the Grinch’s heart is two sizes too small, but there’s noth­ing in his in­ter­ac­tions with the Whos of Whoville to sup­port this ab­nor­mal car­dio­vas­cu­lar the­ory. G cert, gen re­lease, 86 min TB

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