New movies: ‘Undefeated,’ ‘The Lorax’


Aunt Grizelda (Elmarie Wendel) is angry by a Lorax (Danny Devito) in “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.”
(Photo Credit: Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment)
In this week’s new movies, a Dr. Seuss instrumentation dishes a sip of cinematic broccoli and a Oscar leader for Best Documentary earns a accolades. Here’s what a Post critics had to say:


Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” (PG) “Like ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ for a 12-and-under crowd, ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax’ is a cautionary environmental story with a skinny veneer of celebration on top. With a cotton-candy-colored palette of orange, pinkish and purple truffula trees, it looks like a play of hairy Froot Loops. But it goes down like an sequence of oatmeal.” — Michael O’Sullivan


Undefeated” (PG-13) “The rousing high propagandize football documentary ’Undefeated’ won a Oscar usually a other day, and it’s easy to see why. A come-from-behind civic story of hardscrabble teenagers and a group who trust in them, this stirring mural of care and courage follows a classical contours of identical stories that have left before it, while delivering romantic wallops all a own.” — Ann Hornaday


We Need to Talk About Kevin” (R) “Like a tragedy in delayed motion, ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ unfolds with a awful clarity of foresight and inexorability. From a really initial scene, in that a lady sacrifices herself in a viscerally evocative ritual, Lynne Ramsay’s thoughtful, unnerving film works a bizarre energy over viewers who are expected to find themselves as compelled as detered by a fatally injured pivotal players.” — Ann Hornaday


Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie” (R) “The title, in fact, is a film’s initial joke. It might also be a final one. The subsequent closest thing is a young joke that comes median by a movie, referencing masculine passionate arousal. When it arrives, a expel breaks character, turns to a camera and insists on explaining it to us, as if we – or maybe they – were morons.” — Michael O’Sullivan

(NO STARS)Project X” (R) “There are, by my count, usually dual good jokes in “Project X,” a thin, painfully overlong comedy about an out-of-control celebration thrown by a contingent of high-school losers. One is a “story by” credit given to Michael Bacall. This is humorous since there is, roughly literally, no story.” — Michael O’Sullivan


The Look” (Unrated) “Despite a film’s title, what creates Rampling so watchable isn’t her demeanour during all; it’s her complete insistence on rebellion. The film positively would have benefitted if this explanation had led a cinematic charge.” — Stephanie Merry