The Cat in the Hat (2003) - Adventure, Comedy, Family

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Two bored children have their lives turned upside down when a talking cat comes to visit them.

IMDB: 3.9
Director: Bo Welch
Stars: Mike Myers, Spencer Breslin
Length: 82 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 117 out of 492 found boring (23.78%)

One-line Reviews (244)

There rest is a pure stream of movie cliche vomit.

The adults are silly and dull, mostly dull, adding little really to what was a charming children's story.

On a very wet day two kids got real bored,Constantly saying what can we do OH LORD!!

About a third of the way through the film I was feeling uncomfortable and bored.

If you are going to watch this film you have to set ure mind control to child and be prepared to enjoy the little quirks you used to as a child, the cat the hat Conrad and sally all have a childish factor and can be enjoyable asloong as you allow them to be.

The worst movie i have seen .

Mike Myers does a fine job of expressing himself through all that make-up and, after a slow start, the story moves at a good pace.

All-in-all, an entertaining morality tale where one child learns to behave responsibly, another learns to have fun, the bad guy gets his comeuppance and where giant talking cats exist.

Not Funny, No Plot .

A fair fantasy tale, a bit predictable tough .

As a production designer for many visually stunning works as BATMAN RETURNS, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and MEN IN BLACK, Welch makes sure the sets and atmosphere are as spontaneous as possible and good-looking at the extremes.

It was very entertaining.

It was the absolute worst movie I have ever seen.

I have seen some terrible movies (Battlefield Earth, Congo, Batman and Robin) and I have never walked out of a movie before it was over.

Why did everyone think this movie was the worst movie they ever saw.

Perhaps I'm wrong with this critic, but if somebody thinks this comment is dull, I want also to invite that person to see "The cat in the Hat", in order to create a more solid about about all I have written here.

Enjoyable .

Very entertaining and it does what it's meant to do.

What is "wrong" with it, however, is Mike Myers with his potty mouth, confusing the Cat with Austin Powers.

I look back and watch it again now, and the jokes are so bad, and the storyline is just like any other boring kids program, but that's part of what makes it such a fun and exciting film to watch.

This movie was quite possibly the worst movie I've seen this year.

worst movie I've ever seen .


We left the theater wanting to forget rather than try to recall our favorite scenes--because there weren't any.

Myers sounded a little too much like the Lion in Wizard of Oz sometimes and yes the screenplay was not on par with On the Waterfront, but my kid laughed and left the theater wanting to see it again.

All in all, it's an enjoyable film, and I recommend it if you want something to laugh at.

Don't waste your time with this movie, buy your kid's the "Finding Nemo" DVD instead.

Worst movie I ever saw as a kid.

It is fast paced, good camera work...

Cat in the Hat is the worst movie I have ever seen--and I've seen a lot of movies.

) The pacing of the film, though sometimes it seems to be on fast-forward, isnumbingly slow, each minute seeming like an interminable hour.

The jokes aren't funny, the dreary day isn't dreary, and the fun cat isn't fun.

Without doubt, the single worst movie I have ever seen.

His role was pointless, unfunny, and stupid.

" I could go on but I find this a little boring.

After seeing this I thought, "Okay, so this is a uniform, dull town?

The book was like an Ice Cream Sunday, colorful and delicious, and the movie was about as bland and hard to swallow as sawdust.

Perhaps the worst movie I have ever seen.

Plus, the script was terrible and it had no plot.

The jokes are shallow and the characters uninteresting.

The cat in the Hat gets treated badly and further more, The plot that's been made in this movie is a lot of bore!

It is a bit entertaining.

the SLOW.

My partner and I watched this film with our kids and all of us enjoyed it a great deal.

With all that being said, my wife and I watched the movie and really enjoyed it.


The way studios are churning out rubbish these days is mind boggling.

Maybe they thought that they should make it a movie for adults too, considering they might be bored sitting through a kiddie movie for their children.

Believe it or not, I actually really really enjoyed it when I saw it after a period of wanting to see it for a while.

Overall, this movie was unbearable to watch.

Alec Baldwin does play an enjoyable and good 'villain' and they could had really used him better in this movie.

If you must waste your time seeing this rent it first.

The idea was tedious and pointless.

Will anyone find it entertaining?

Save your money, enjoy your free time, and remember that the ONLY reason this movie got released was so that the movie could be promoted with tie-ins to everything from fast food to laundry detergent.

Self-indulgent tripe from Mike Myers, combined with a screenplay that lacks any semblance of either humor or focus.

Overall, I think the downfall of the "Cat in the Hat" was the fact that there was no story to base a plot on.

The movie is annoyingly fast paced at times and it relies to heavily on just Mike Myers.

save your money and see brother bear or any other kids movie .

I had my wife, my 8 year old boy and my seven year old girl with me and they really enjoyed it.

There is nothing to enjoy or find imaginative in this annoying, loud, too fast paced mess of a movie, that has totally no story and a wobbly message in it.

This was the worst movie I've ever taken my kids to.

I watched this film and i thoroughly enjoyed it.

I took my 5 year old daughter who enjoyed it on a completely different level.

This movie is OVERBLOWN and way, way too long.

The cat done by Mike Myers was quite entertaining,and Sally and Conrad were quite funny.

Walk out of the theater, don't give it a look.

I think that the movie is far more entertaining than most reviews give it credit for.

I was very disapointed with this movie it wasnt funny it was very slow by far mike meyers worst movie even my children were geting bored half way thru which i have never seen them do in a theatre enviroment and several parts were way to crude for a PG rating IMO

The movie is well shot in terms of the sets but the whole film is so boring and so stupid that you would want to hit the cat if you saw him near you.

"It's funny, entertaining...

They really should've apologized for what some of the critics said, because The Cat in the Hat is unbearable and terrible.

This was the longest most boring ridiculous movie I have seen in a long time!!

This has to be the worst movie of all time.

Why did everyone think this movie was the worst movie they ever saw.

I enjoyed it and laughed out loud on more than one occasion.

I fell asleep about 45 minutes into the film, and realized upon awakening about 15 minutes later that I hadn't missed a thing.

" Then, we see everyone in the town is smiling and waving and having a wonderful time, so then I thought, "Oh so this is a happy, exciting town?

They try to have kid appeal with non threatening plot and humor while trying to sneak in enough for adults to keep their attention while being dragged to the multiplex.

It's not Shakespeare nor Schindler's List, but it is entertaining.

Third, the characters are all quite engaging, with well developed personalities; and everyone gets a funny scene.

What a waste of time and money.

Perhaps the worst movie I've ever seen.

Save your money and go see Looney Tunes: Back in Action if you're really looking for a fun holiday family movie.

Not nearly as good as the Grinch, but still enjoyable.

But after five more minutes I got into the groove of the movie and really enjoyed it.

The movie was a joke and waste of money.

Make that the worst movie I've seen in the past ten years (And I've seen plenty of stinkers)70 minutes has never felt so loooong!

Please, please, please don't waste you're money, and have a good time at another film.

The directing is fast paced and with original, funny and clever cuts.

Don't waste your money for renting or buying it.

However, if you are able to separate this film from your Dr Seuss expectations, it is actually a funny, clever and enjoyable film.

A bland, nasty feeling for the full 2 hours?

The movie just dragged on and on - I was looking forward to the movie ending.

The 'cat' performs wonderful acting and makes you laugh at even most unexpected places.

The humour is very dry and some of the punchlines did not even encourage so much as a chuckle.

I was so bored, I left the theater and spent 15 minutes in the ladies room messing with my eye makeup.

It is among the worst movie I have ever seen.

Unexpected .

That said, it has enjoyable moments and is not devoid of meaning.

While many people rate this movie very low, it is one of those bad movies that is still worth watching.

That being said, I still found the movie entertaining, even as an adult.

Not only is it not as bad as everyone is saying, but it's actually rather enjoyable.

For a more exciting evening or afternoon, I'd recommend watching paint dry.

So when the slight book was adapted to a film, it would obviously needed to be expanded and we enter a Tim Burtonesque world of mayhem as two bored kids encounter Mike Myers, Cat in the Hat.

Don't waste your money, your time, or your good judgement.

This is easily one of the worst movies I have seen in a decade, and that covers a lot of ground.

) Overall, the film whether you choose to look at it as children's film or otherwise, is a waste of time, money, talent and effort and totally lacks the spirit of its orginal source.

Mike Myers gives a performance for the ages, with an extraordinary depth of character surrounded by a philosophical yet entertaining aura throughout the entire movie.

Unacceptable, Unbearable, Unwatchable, UNFORGIVABLE.

The tv cartoon version works well if you want a visual portrayal - save your money...

Alec Baldwin is a tiresome stereotypical man who wants to marry the single mom and get rid of the kids characters who seems to come from another movie.

I guess that just goes to show that most people fail to appreciate art and creativity, and wouldn't know it if they were immersed in it!

If your bored and got time to spare .

It was an enjoyable movie.

The pacing is so bland it feels like a 1950's Coke commercialProd.

bad movie; don't waste your money .

I found the "Grinch" film annoying and lacking the spirit of both the book and the television special but that now seems much better than this cliché riddled sellout.

Pretty Entertaining...

Save your money!

Please make yourself a favor and don't waste your precious time in the garbage and like i say before the fault of this is MIKE MYERS...

Worst movie ever made.

Another formulaic, Hollywood kid movie.

The latter three are also bland.

Scream it for all to hear: don't waste your money or encourage this type of film to be made ever again!

So, if you want to be bored, puzzled, and discontented, this is the movie for you!

Save your money and most of all the hour and twenty-something minutes of your life.

The story here meanders through every kind of cliché kiddy movie plot point you can think of, and Mike Myers tries his best to annoy even the most optimistic viewers to tears (He relentlessly shouts "Oh Yeah" like an off-brand Kool-Aid Man...

That is what truly makes this film worth watching.

SAVE your money - it will be on cable by saint patty's day.

As for me, I thought the movie was boring and unfunny, especially Mike Meyers as the Cat.

As a movie, it's one with a wacky but engaging enough story.

On a smaller budget, this film could have been better, and actually given us more character and plot than money-burning special effects and pointless Universal Studios ads.

This movie was dumb, irritating, unfunny, and so boring and pointless that I can't even put it into words.

" in that kind of bored tone I normally use for infomercials (of which, of course, there is one in the movie.

Yeah, you really put it into words best: the attempts at being more adult, relevant, and meaningful just make it more obnoxiously juvenile, dated, and pointless in the end.

They may get quite bored.

The Worst Movie ever made.

'The Cat in the Hat' (2003) is as entertaining as it is stylistically unique, and is certainly worth a chance.

Save your money.. .

It's fast-moving, silly, and FUN.

I feel that this movie really had a little something for everyone despite the negativity, I had grew up with this movie and saw it the day it was in the theater and even then I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish!!!!!!

From that small oversight, the rest of the chaotic events unfold with Greek-tragedy-like inevitability, though with an unpredictable outcome.

It is just a waste of time and it will leave cringing scars on your soul lol.

Despite those comments, I still feel the movie is worth watching if only once.

I actually walked out of the Cat in the Hat.

As a compensation for the predictable story, the Cat was quite unpredictable in the course of events (as I indicated above I can not relate to the book, so I'm writing for one who has never heard/read/seen the story before), so it never suffered from the downsides of the movie.

I really felt that this film was a waste of time to watch.

Worst Movie Ever .

She tells the children not to make a mess because she will be entertaining that evening and wants every room looking spic and span.

It's awkward because all of the actors act awkward, they act uncomfortably and deliver the lines in monotone.

Somewhat awkward at times, but really enjoyable.

Also this film is great if your a mike myers fan, if you enjoyed 'austin powers' or 'so I married an axe murderer' you should find his performance in this film, just as enjoyable.

Waste of time.

This is a description of the worst movie we've ever seen.

Performances are hopelessly wooden in places, due, in part, to the computer enhanced visuals, but mainly to the contrived script.

But as the screenplay writers for this movie decided, that would get very tedious, very quickly.

This is literally the worst movie I have seen since Freddy Got Fingered.

Instead, they made it a fun, exciting and great movie.

Humberfloob/ voice of the fish) was probably the most enjoyable thing on the screen.

First of all, it's really heartbreaking for me to see this awesome gem that taught me a lot when I was a little kid, being treated as one of the worst movies of all-time.

This movie was a miserable waste of time.

The silly songs the cat sings were boring and monotonous, even for the children in the audience.

All in all, it was a kids movie, slightly sickening and Adrenaline helpless junky in the same time!

A total waste of time, money and film.

This is a children's movie,and me and my family have rented it out several times,and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Don't waste your money on this one!

Baldwin's character is gross, creepy, pointless and annoying.

The WORST movie I have ever seen!!.

Other characterisations such as Larry and Mr Humberfloob are enjoyable.

Don't waste your money on buying this movie...

Totally pointless changes to the original book.

I highly recommend it, fun for everyone.

Painful waste of time for adults.

It was an utter waste of time and money.

Alec Baldwin and Kelly Preston were bland and uninteresting.

The music and singing that pretty damn bland.

The adults = boring and irritating.

The cat is very entertaining even when he threatened a sweater cat with death just to get him to shut up, made the funniest profanity outburst, and a joke with a 3rd option that involves murder.

This movie might have been more enjoyable had someone else played the cat, who actually created a new character.

My mom isn't that into kids' movies, but she was able to stay awake for most of my other theater trips...

So its up to you to make up your mind,If you wanna waste your money than that is fine.

Don't waste your money or time on this movie.

It was raining outsideTwo kids were insideIt was boring for themAnd they had considered swallowing pesticide.

Granted, it is not a classic, but the kids (a 5 year old, a 4 year old and a 33 year old) enjoyed it immensely.

The mother was okay, the kids were bland, the boss was an idiot, the babysitter (who mixed Mrs. Doubtfire with too much makeup and made her such an offensive stereotype?

The humor is totally inappropriate for children - plus they'll be bored and disappointed.

Very entertaining, the children love it, I love it, Mom loves it.

I watched it a second time at a later date and enjoyed it a bit more the second time.

If you remember that and take it for what it is- a vehicle for Myers and some slick production, it's pretty entertaining among the usual holiday- blockbuster drivel that comes out on a non- Pixar year.

So when Sally and Conrad's mom leave for a day of work and they are left at home with a old lady named Mrs.Kwan(Amy Hill)they get bored.

On a positive note, the movie is a bit entertaining.

The Plot: Based on Dr. Seuss's famous book, Two children are sitting in there house on a rainy and boring day and a mischievous cat appears and shows the kids a fun time.

My kids 4-16 laughed a little at the beginning the younger ones got bored with it and left to play Barbies and the older ones left to play ps2 and surf the net.

Worst Movie Ever .

I really enjoyed it because of such whimsical fantasy settings (just look at all those curly clouds in the blue sky!

Eh, however I do agree with some of you, there was one part in the movie that I was slightly bored by.

) Don't waste time and money by seeing this.

I implore you not to show this to children, this is one of the worst movies i have ever seen.

The graphics and animation were highly entertaining.

This was heavy at places and so wacky at others, both ways it annoyed while being entertaining.

Entertaining for kids and adults.

Raucous, tasteless, gross, pointless until the last five minutes, it was certainly the worst film we've ever seen in over half a century of movie-going.

In my opinion, this was the WORST movie I have ever seen this year.

I really, really enjoyed it.

This film was a complete waste of time and is truly terrible.

Miserable waste of time .

are you a boring person.

Very enjoyable .

The story was boring, the cat didn't even rhyme!!

It takes a creative mind to make a childhood story into an interesting and entertaining movie without crude or unnecessary humor.

I would give this film a very strong 8/10 and I will go see it again because I enjoyed it that much.

There's no doubt that Mike Myers' Austin Powers brand of humor is an ill fit for the classic Dr. Seuss story, but if you can power through the shock value inherent in The Cat In The Hat, you'll find a fairly entertaining kids romp with a couple of genuine laughs for adults.


If I had watched this in the theater I would have walked out on this garbage.

A real snore.

In the book, the Cat brings a cheerful, exotic and exuberant form of chaos to a household of two bored, loneliness, and friendless young children, brother and sister, one rainy day while their mother leaves them unattended.

Sure, the cat gets wacked in his twig and berries, but other than that I'm afraid kids will be bored.

Exactly what the cat dragged in .

Our lead children are poorly cast and their acting was robotic and bland.

I went to see it with much trepidation and was expecting a foul-mouthed feline dropping sexual innuendo like dander, but was surprised to find a movie with great special effects, decent b-grade acting, except Myers whose stilted Linda Richman act became tiresome after his first scene, and an amazing set.

Breslin and Dakota are just so bland and boring.

Some parents will have to be dragged to it because their kids are more concerned with watching the Cat bounce around for 90 minutes than they are with seeing a good movie.

It taught me to be responsible in a funny, interesting and exciting way.

" I was lucky enough to get a refund after leaving a quarter way through the movie but I cannot imagine the movie getting any better for the simple reason that there was no plot, not at all.

However I did like the movie but my one complaint about the film and this dragged it down was Mike Myers.

The original book by Dr. Seuss did not really have much of a plot, just a scenario about a magical cat relieving the boredom of a rainy day.

Please, sound it out, / then yell at the studios, give them a shout: / for plots thin as soup, for acting mundane, / for selling kids toys, it drives you insane!

So now I will just say boring stuff.

This was a really good movie to me b/c overall, it was cute, funny and exciting!

We watched about a third of the movie walked out - got our money back and went to another movie.

Remember how in the original, they were just two bored kids?

Save your money.

"The Cat in The Hat" is entertaining to me, not to anyone else though.

He comes to visit two children, the predictable (as in "orderly") Boy and Girl at home.

Granted, it's not fantastic, but I still enjoyed it.


The role is one of many pointless creations expressly for the film that serve only to pad it out to feature length and to which to anchor some lamedigestive tract jokes.

The movies pathetic, pointless and lame,The movie and the book just aren't the same.

If you want to see a Cat in the Hat that has both enjoyable music and humor, stick with the animated version.

My niece actually asked to leave before the movie was even finished, and the child on the other side of me fell asleep.

In the movie, Conrad (Spencer Breslin) is a destructive and misbehaved 12-year-old brat and Sally Walden (Dakota Fanning) dull, well-behaved, and rule-obeying 8-year-old daughter, so unlike their characters in the book.

Funny and entertaining .

The kids in this movie are all right, somewhere in between the lines of dull and annoying.