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.
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:||Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick|
|Written By:||Karey Kirkpatrick, Len Blum, Lorne Cameron, David Hoselton|
|In Theaters:||May 19, 2006 Wide|
|On DVD:||Oct 17, 2006|
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Critic Reviews for Over the Hedge
The story has a loony, slapstick verve, and the star-studded voice work is uniformly entertaining.
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.
The final showdown, in which the critters tangle with security-rigged lawn flamingos and garden gnomes, would have made Rube Goldberg proud.
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.
Adventure, cute and cuddly animals, and some wit make for a wonderful experience!
Audience Reviews for Over the Hedge
Another cute family film that my daughter and i had a good time with enjoying the fun.
OVUH THE HEDGEEEEE! A pretty entertaining movie but nowhere near the caliber of any Pixar movie or Dreamworks' greater efforts.
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.
Over the Hedge Quotes
|Stella:||I've got make-up on my butt dude! And you don't even want to know about the cork!|
|RJ:||Chances are if you feel like a dirtbag, you're a dirtbag. So own it! Say it out loud, "I am a dirtbag."|
|Stella:||This had better be a stupid cat.|
|Hammy:||I WANT MY COOKIES!|
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