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Open Season Reviews

Derek Adams
Time Out
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November 18, 2011
Hank Sartin
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011

Time Out
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I have to say that the humour here (some of it Pythonesque) is mostly spot on and, at times, mischievously dark.

Full Review Source: Time Out

October 14, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It's just okay.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

October 2, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 30, 2006
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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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 Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 29, 2006
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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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

September 29, 2006
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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With animated movies coming out every other week or so, mediocrity is becoming a rule. Open Season loses more points than most films because of its similarities to Over the Hedge, one of the few kids films that did it right this year.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

September 29, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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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 Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

September 29, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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An ugly, painfully derivative and sleep-inducing talking-animals cartoon laced with potty humor.

| Original Score: 1/4

September 29, 2006
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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A story that balances gentle messages with enough goofy anarchy to please any kid.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

September 29, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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

September 29, 2006
Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
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For an inaugural effort, Open Season ain't bad, but the studio shows far more promise with its gee-whiz visuals than it does in the story department.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 29, 2006
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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The movie is a genial romp and because it relies on the gentlest of scatological comedy, it can be enjoyed by all ages.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 29, 2006
Mark Medley
Globe and Mail
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The film wraps mindless cartoon violence and a few fart jokes around life lessons about friendship and responsibility. Kids should like it; parents won't mind it.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 29, 2006
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Some theaters are showing the movie in IMAX 3D, which is the way I saw it. The novelty helps, but it still can't bring depth to entertainment this shallow.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

September 29, 2006
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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One of the biggest surprises in this first full-length film from Sony Pictures Animation is how funny Ashton Kutcher is as Elliot.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

September 29, 2006
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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This debut offering from Sony Pictures Animation has a giddy energy about it and a gleeful sense of its own weirdness.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 29, 2006
Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times
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While the filmmakers here have provided us with a passable tale that is mildly humorous, Open Season breaks no new ground, from neither the animation nor the storytelling.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

September 29, 2006
Janice Page
Boston Globe
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When your most distinctive element is Ashton Kutcher as a one-antlered mule deer, respect has reason to elude you.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

September 29, 2006
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Although Open Season isn't the perfect animated movie, it features enough humor and gags to entertain most small kids.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 29, 2006
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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At any point, do the people involved realize they've got a lot of pretty animated images, no jokes, less story, and voice performances that never click together?

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

September 29, 2006
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Somebody ought to declare open season on these copycat movies, but in the meantime, you could do a lot worse than this bright-looking, lightly amusing excursion from the Sony's Imageworks CG division.

September 29, 2006
Justin Chang
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Though hardly the first animated film to tackle the plight of domesticated animals returning to the wild, Open Season is a witty, warmly crafted chestnut that reps a promising feature debut from Sony's upstart toon division.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 29, 2006
Laura Kern
New York Times
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Periodic bursts of cleverness and eye-popping imagery cant disguise that this is just another movie full of jive-talking computer-generated animals with little new to say.

| Original Score: 2/5

September 28, 2006
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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With a slick visual style similar to Monster House, Open Season trots out tropes that recent animated classics have done with more wit and smarts.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

September 28, 2006
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Though Open Season is no Shrek or Ice Age, it gets laughs too. It's capable of giving at least the kid part of the audience a good hunter-trashing, bunny-bashing time.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

September 28, 2006
Gene Seymour
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It looks good; at times, even great. In fact, Open Season shimmers so much in strictly visual terms that its dearth of genuine wit or ingenuity is almost physically painful to acknowledge.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

September 28, 2006
Jon Waterhouse
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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The film's soulless, computerized mountain ranges can't touch the immaculate, hand-painted backgrounds of old-school Disney. If animation filmmakers are going to recycle, they need to go back. Way back.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C+

September 28, 2006
Gregg Rickman
L.A. Weekly
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Directors Roger Allers and Jill Culton don't trust their material in the two big comic sequences, a sugar-fueled rampage in a convenience store, and a flood, and cut them too quickly for all the jokes to register.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 28, 2006
Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
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The overfamiliar Open Season feels like just another CG 'toon in our 'toon-glutted times.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

September 27, 2006
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