Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
  • PG
  • 1h 21m
  • 2003
Rotten9%
Common Sense Media Iconage 9+
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Get ready for the fur to fly as Dr. Seuss’ beloved tale comes to life in this very special, live-action family film starring Mike Myers, Alec Baldwin, Sean Hayes and Dakota Fanning. When two bored kids let the magical, madcap Cat in the Hat (Myers) into their home, he shows them how to have all sorts of fun and laughs while their mom is away. But when he and his crew – Thing One and Thing Two – take over the house, it’s up to the children to get things back to normal in this wild, hilarious adventure.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten9%
Critics Consensus: Filled with double entendres and potty humor, this Cat falls flat.
Reviews
BBC.com
Fresh

June 20, 2017
BBC.com
Jamie Russell
Fresh

June 20, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Rotten

First published in 1957, The Cat In The Hat is one of the most-loved and best-selling children's b...

January 29, 2019
Salon.com
Charles Taylor
Rotten

The best argument yet made for extending artists' rights beyond the grave.

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 9+
Common Sense Says
Too mature for the kids who are reading the book.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie isn't for the kids who are reading the book -- in its quest for a commercially-rewarding PG rating it has aged itself out of the youngest audience. It's not right for your 5- or 6-year-old. There is surprisingly rude and crude humor including double entendres and almost-swearing, potty humor, and other bodily function jokes. The Cat picks up a muddy garden implement and refers to it as "a dirty hoe" and spells out the s-word. The Cat is hit in the crotch. There's a lot of comic peril that may be too intense for younger children. An adult character drinks beer.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Comedy
  • Release Date:November 21, 2003
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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