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Hop (2011)



Average Rating: 4.4/10
Reviews Counted: 134
Fresh: 34 | Rotten: 100

It's impressively animated, but Hop's script is so uninspired that not even James Marsden's frantic mugging can give it any bounce.


Average Rating: 4.4/10
Critic Reviews: 23
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 17

It's impressively animated, but Hop's script is so uninspired that not even James Marsden's frantic mugging can give it any bounce.



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For the past 4,000 years, the Easter Bunny has brought joy and candy to kids all across the globe; however, the time has come for a new Easter Bunny to take over the tradition. But while EB (Russell Brand) is the next in line to receive the official title, he couldn't care less about becoming the official bearer of chocolate eggs and jellybeans. Escaping to Hollywood in a bid to find fame and fortune, EB hops in front of an oncoming car driven by Fred (James Marsden), who agrees to give him a


Comedy, Kids & Family

Mar 23, 2012


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All Critics (134) | Top Critics (23) | Fresh (34) | Rotten (100) | DVD (2)

Kids will love Brand's frenetic drumming take on E.B., adults will love that there are a few clandestine adult jokes.

May 6, 2011 Full Review Source:
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As fake and forgettable as a marshmallow Peep, "Hop" goes down easy enough. It's the thought of a talented actor stuck on an industry conveyor belt that leaves an unfortunate aftertaste.

April 1, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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Though the integration of live action and animation is improving (especially a scene where E.B. cuddles with Fred's sister), it's still a slightly disorienting experience.

April 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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Hop is just too shrill, slick and sickly sweet for anybody's good. Watching it won't rot your teeth, but it could leave an ugly cavity in your brain.

April 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Detroit News
Detroit News
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A fun and funny mix of live action and animation that puts the hop back into Easter.

April 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter
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Hop integrates animated characters into live-action settings, relying on director Tim Hill to handle the logistics of convincingly blending both worlds.

April 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Variety
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They should have just brained the bunny. Would have gotten people talking.

June 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Deadspin

A miscast Russell Brand and some poor writing make the film nothing but a decent one time watch.

April 21, 2013 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

A chip off the old munk -- "Chipmunk." And that's not a good thing.

January 12, 2013 Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

The story is really all over the place, but it's your only choice for an Easter Bunny movie for miles around, so expect to see this one cycled around again each spring.

April 25, 2012 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

Harmless but not exactly clever.

April 7, 2012 Full Review Source:

Hop starts out cute, but slowly dissolves into a mundane, droll experience completely derivative of Alvin and the Chipmunks and numerous Christmas movies.

March 23, 2012 Full Review Source: IGN DVD

It's not brilliant, but you probably already guessed that; this is a film about a mythical rabbit who poops jellybeans, after all...

September 16, 2011 Full Review Source: SFX Magazine
SFX Magazine

Director Hill, who previously combined live action and animation with the second "Garfield" film as well as "Alvin and the Chipmunks," has a way of telling a story seamlessly.

August 16, 2011 Full Review Source: MediaMikes

Hop is populated with humour that is slow, dated and mindless, an ADD confection of half-baked slapstick and notions of the healing power of Easter chocolate.

August 16, 2011 Full Review Source: Fan The Fire
Fan The Fire

Hop isn't charmless, but it is inert.

June 20, 2011 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

A mostly silent theater filled with kids is one indication of this failed venture, a clock-watching pace and overall lack of creativity are two more

May 31, 2011 Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Santa is SO last year.

May 13, 2011 Full Review Source:

As cute and cuddly as a plush, floppy-eared rabbit despite a character some may find offensive: a Spanish-accented chick named Carlos...plotting to dethrone the Easter Bunny.

April 29, 2011 Full Review Source: Movie Dearest
Movie Dearest

Almost every scene's overscored, overtold or overdone to the point of the jokes getting runny. Hop seems to think filling out the formula and being super-duper eager-to-please is enough. Hobbling along, this bunny just ain't funny.

April 25, 2011 Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

The bunny poops jelly beans, which provides a nice metaphor: The film is slick and colorful, but it's formulaic crap.

April 22, 2011 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Comment (1)
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Eggcellent family fare.

April 22, 2011 Full Review Source:

full review at Movies for the Masses

April 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

Parts of this movie made me hopping-mad. But, hey, I'm a bunny and I hop a lot. It annoyed my two-legs, too, though, and she never hops.

April 13, 2011 Full Review Source: KWQC-TV (Iowa)
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

... as sweet and tasty as a candy marshmallow chick -- and about as nourishing.

April 13, 2011 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for Hop

Cute...for the youngins.
July 9, 2013

Super Reviewer

Hop was not as funny as I was hoping, but still it brought a few laughs. The film is cute and the story is somewhat interesting. I admit I did get bored and stop paying attention in some spots. It's a film for the kids more so us adults, even if there are some jokes only us adults will get. So not to bad, but definitely far from being good.
March 29, 2013

Super Reviewer

Good movie for kids, I think Russell Brand should permanently move to voice acting. That being said this movie has juvenile humor for juveniles, not for adults.
March 11, 2013
Sanjay Rema

Super Reviewer

I haven't had any real desire to ever watch this, as I thought it looked pretty weak. But, I get dvd's for free and had Grant to myself Saturday so I popped it in and found myself with a kid movie I really enjoyed. Long story short the Easter Bunny is about to retire and he wants his son E.B.(Russell Brand) to take over, but he doesn't want the job. E.B. runs away and meets a loser named Fred(James Marsden) who wants the job, and the 2 set out to help one another, all while this evil chicken Carlos(Hank Azaria) threatens to take over Easter. See, total kids movie, but it is very funny. Russell Brand is absolutely perfect as E.B. I always find him either hilarious or annoying, and here he is hilarious. He has some great lines that adults will get, while never crossing the line for kids. The rest of the cast is just ok, but the story/effects/humor really shine and make a very enjoyable movie. Just goes to show, some movies can surprise ya for the better sometimes.
July 29, 2012
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

    1. E.B.: I'm just saying, I am a bunny and am extremely sexy.
    – Submitted by James P (7 months ago)
    1. Voice at Playboy Mansion: [through an intercom] Listen, this is the Playboy Mansion, not a hotel.
    2. E.B.: [looking into a map] I know, but it says 'Since 1971 the Playboy Mansion has been home to many sexy bunnies'.
    3. Voice at Playboy Mansion: I can't even see you. Step closer.
    4. E.B.: [stepping closer, face still in map] I'm just saying, I am a bunny and am extremely sexy.
    5. Voice at Playboy Mansion: I don't have time for this. [clicks intercom off]
    6. E.B.: Hello? Hello? Ugh, this must be the rags part of my rags-to-riches story.
    – Submitted by Lorenzo V (22 months ago)
    1. E.B.: I have the Talent... I Have the Drive... I Have to avoid [car hits]
    2. E.B.: ...Whatever that was.
    – Submitted by Rhegan P (2 years ago)
    1. Sam O'Hare: [ready to eat Jellybean]
    2. Fred: Don't eat that!
    3. Sam O'Hare: [stares]
    4. Fred: ....You might not like the flavor.
    5. Sam O'Hare: Ughh... [eats Jellybean]
    6. Fred: Uhhhhh...
    7. Sam O'Hare: Watermelon!
    – Submitted by Rhegan P (2 years ago)
    1. E.B.'s Dad: E.B! You're about to be crowned the Easter Bunny!
    – Submitted by Jasmine L (2 years ago)
    1. E.B.: Dad, I wanna drum in a band. I wanna see the world.
    2. E.B.'s Dad: EB, the Easter bunny sees the world in one night.
    – Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
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