Hoot (2006)

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Critic Consensus: Lacking energy and humor, Hoot is a ho-hum story of eco-awareness that falls flat as a pancake.


Movie Info

When a Montana boy moves to Florida and unearths a disturbing threat to a local population of endangered owls, three middle-schoolers take on greedy land developers, corrupt politicians, and clueless cops. Determined to protect his new environment, the boy and his friends fight to prevent the adults from making a big mistake.

Rating: PG (for mild bullying and brief language)
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Wil Shriner, Carl Hiaasen, Rob Lieber
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 15, 2006
Box Office: $8.1M
Runtime:
New Line Cinema - Official Site

Cast


as Officer David Delink...

as Roy Eberhardt

as Beatrice Leep

as Curly Branitt

as Mullet Fingers

as Mr. Eberhardt

as Chuck Muckle

as Mrs. Eberhardt

as Mother Paula/Kilmber...

as Garrett

as Dana Matherson

as Mayor Grandy
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Critic Reviews for Hoot

All Critics (100) | Top Critics (34)

This sweet-natured but plodding adaptation of a young-adult novel by Carl Hiaasen could have used a little less broad satire of corporate greed and a few more, well, owls. The critters peep from their burrows for only a few brief moments.

May 13, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

It would be a nice little family film if not for the fact that the young heroes commit felonies in the name of saving the environment.

Full Review… | May 8, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Promoting environmental conservation, this bland family film never generates much interest in either its human or animal participants.

Full Review… | July 23, 2008
Screendaily

A safe, slight film that doesn't possess the chaotic hilarity I associate with Carl Hiaasen's best writing.

Full Review… | April 8, 2007
Cinematical

The only highlight is a sequence of outstanding cinematography in Florida's Everglades. Oh, and there's one funny joke. But that doesn't make this film a hoot at all.

Full Review… | September 25, 2006
Christianity Today

It's hard to hate a movie that essentially just wants to teach kids to respect the environment especially when that lesson is imparted in such an upbeat manner. But Hoot is also too bland and clumsy to wholeheartedly embrace.

Full Review… | July 13, 2006
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Hoot

it was okay. it wasnt bad but it was great. nothing really amazing or great about it. C

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Richard C

Super Reviewer

½

A great film for kids! Mildly recommendable for adults, but jut fine for teens that have nothing better to do! It has heart!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

A cheesy kid's movie. Save the owls!

Redlats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

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