Over the Hedge (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

Over the Hedge (2006)



Critic Consensus: Even if it's not an animation classic, Over the Hedge is clever and fun, and the jokes cater to family members of all ages.

Over the Hedge Trailers & Photos

Movie Info

This tale centers on a mischievous con-artist raccoon named R.J. and a sensitive turtle named Verne. When R.J., Verne and their woodland friends find a suburban housing development encroaching on their forest home, Verne's first instinct is to retreat into his shell and leave. But the ever-opportunistic R.J. sees a treasure trove to be had from his unsuspecting new neighbors. Together, Verne and R.J. form an unlikely friendship as they learn to co-exist with -- and even exploit -- this strange new world called suburbia.more
Rating: PG (for some rude humor and mild comic action)
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Karey Kirkpatrick, Len Blum, Lorne Cameron, David Hoselton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 17, 2006
Box Office: $155.0M
Dreamworks - Official Site

News & Interviews for Over the Hedge

Critic Reviews for Over the Hedge

All Critics (170) | Top Critics (42)

The story has a loony, slapstick verve, and the star-studded voice work is uniformly entertaining.

Full Review… | April 14, 2013
New Yorker
Top Critic

If Over the Hedge aims solely to entertain, it does so in a way that's mildly amusing but mostly hackneyed. If it aims to instruct, it weakens its own argument with the plethora of product tie-ins.

Full Review… | April 14, 2013
Associated Press
Top Critic

The final showdown, in which the critters tangle with security-rigged lawn flamingos and garden gnomes, would have made Rube Goldberg proud.

Full Review… | April 18, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A colorful and engaging comedy of suburbia's encroachment into the wilderness and its consequences for a motley crew of animals just awakened from hibernation.

Full Review… | May 15, 2012
Shared Darkness

Adventure, cute and cuddly animals, and some wit make for a wonderful experience!

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Film School Rejects

A surprisingly very good animated adventure that relishes in simplicity...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Over the Hedge


Another cute family film that my daughter and i had a good time with enjoying the fun.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


OVUH THE HEDGEEEEE! A pretty entertaining movie but nowhere near the caliber of any Pixar movie or Dreamworks' greater efforts.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer


This film intrigued me when I found out the plot and name for the first time and whilst watching it I did find it was interesting, it provided a solid hippy rebellious if you like, plot. And it's probably the best film i've seen about cute animals trying to prtect their home. The jokes are good and its very entertaining, its a hugely underated film and my favorite made by Dreamworks joint with Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron which the film reminded me of, due to its serious message and hatred for human kind. Brilliant.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

Over the Hedge Quotes

Hammy: Lets call it steve.
– Submitted by andrew s (3 months ago)
Stella: I've got make-up on my butt dude! And you don't even want to know about the cork!
– Submitted by Riley B (22 months ago)
RJ: Chances are if you feel like a dirtbag, you're a dirtbag. So own it! Say it out loud, "I am a dirtbag."
– Submitted by Taylor R (3 years ago)
Stella: This had better be a stupid cat.
– Submitted by Anthony A (4 years ago)

Discussion Forum

Discuss Over the Hedge on our Movie forum!