Open Season Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Animated animal buddy flick is crude but funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
[A] beautifully animated and funny, if formulaic, odd-couple comedy.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Urban Cinefile
November 24, 2006
The animation is pleasing and Billy Connolly gives a hilarious turn as a loud-mouthed, bossy squirrel, who has never heard the notion that size intimidates
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 14, 2006
Lawrence proves much less irritating as an animated bear than he does in his real-life performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Time Out
October 14, 2006
I have to say that the humour here (some of it Pythonesque) is mostly spot on and, at times, mischievously dark.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
October 9, 2006
Sony Pictures bags a warm and furry comedy stocked with cute critters and gentle lessons about leaving the nest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
October 9, 2006
...a computer-animated tale best suited for the pre-teen demographic, yet there are enough genuine, high-energy laughs to amuse viewers of just about any age.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 2, 2006
It's convention and cliches that drive the new computer-animated movie "Open Season," an overly familiar yet nevertheless likable film that could have been exceptional had it attempted something fresh within the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Angel Cohn
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 29, 2006
Though silly and predictable, this animated comedy has stunning visuals, a catchy soundtrack and charming characters that are family-friendly crowd-pleasers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
September 29, 2006
Now that we've made one of the best computer-generated talking-animal-on-an-odyssey movies in the brief but busy history of the genre, can we please, please move on?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
September 29, 2006
A little bit like Over the Hedge, and a lot like the upcoming Flushed Away, in which an animated house mouse is forced to fend for himself in the sewers of London, Open Season may sound a bit familiar, but it is never dull.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
September 29, 2006
The tale, is very familiar but is freshened by amusing dialogue, with laughs for both the youngsters and the adults who accompany them.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
September 29, 2006
The Guardian is a tribute to the grit and courage and, moreover, the blessed competence of the Coast Guard pilots and rescue swimmers.
September 29, 2006
A fun story thanks to animals going 'wild' in a convenience store, cagey squirrels, and the wacky things you can do with rabbits. If it's open season on laughs, this movie bags almost the limit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 29, 2006
It's not deep and not totally original. But Open Season is whiplash quick with the gags and spot-on with the funny voices.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 29, 2006
A story that balances gentle messages with enough goofy anarchy to please any kid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 29, 2006
Open Season is a rambunctious blast. It's Sony Pictures Animation's first full-length feature film and no effort was spared getting it right.
| Original Score: 3/4
Cathy Jakicic
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 29, 2006
What elevates Season is the wit and enthusiasm of its voice actors -- particularly Kutcher and Sinise. They both sound like they're having a fantastic time, and it's hard not to be swept along with them.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

Irish Times
January 5, 2007
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 30, 2006

Baltimore Sun
September 30, 2006

ComingSoon.net
September 29, 2006
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