Horton Hears a Who! Saturday, 04 April 2020

Horton Hears a Who!

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: General.

  • The pitch:

    Cheers, big ears.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen, Dan Fogler, Isla Fisher, Jonah Hill, Amy Poehler, Jaime Pressly, Charles Osgood, Jesse McCartney

  • Directed by:

    Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino

  • Running time:

    86 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), U (UK), G (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Animals are pursued by an angry mob, roped, caged, threatened, squished against objects, trampled, catapulted through the air, bitten, near-choked, poked and prodded. Objects are thrown. A man staples his own forehead. Ninja-style kicks and karate-chops; precarious swing-bridge crossing. An animal falls from a high cliff. Doom, certain death, end of the world mentioned. Raised voices, shouting, pleading. People are almost thrown into a vat of boiling liquid. Blood/gore: Dental procedures, instruments, needle, numb limb seen. Reddened skin. Regurgitation.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (cocktail). A woman drinks a tonic.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling. Reference to behaving like a horse's bottom.

  • THEMES:

    Faith, community, father-son relationships, rescue, big families, astronomy, invention, impending doom, belief, existence, ethics, eccentricity, the Butterfly Effect, global warming, peace, acceptance, understanding.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Loud rumbling sounds. Elephant, flocks of birds, leaf bugs, kangaroo, monkeys, fish, horse (picture), ants, vulture, bunny. Fictional creatures that resemble bison, giraffe, mouse. Waterfall, swing bridge. An animal removes an object from his eye. Swooping camera shots. Also known as Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Gorgeous animation, inventive, witty, adorable, lovable, family friendly, delightful, colourful.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Story is stretched for timing. Differs a little too greatly from the book, mostly due to new plot elements.

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