#37. The Cat in the Hat (2003)


Universal Pictures

– Director: Bo Welch

– Stacker score: 30.7

– Metascore: 19

– IMDb user rating: 4.0

– Runtime: 82 minutes

Shortly after Ron Howard’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” came this obnoxious Dr. Seuss adaptation from Bo Welch. The former was box office gold. The latter was a critical flop with the Golden Raspberry Award to show for it. Lauded primarily for its crude content, over the top performances, and ADD-like pacing, it butchered the story’s legacy in more or less every single frame.