Over the Hedge - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Over the Hedge Reviews

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Top Critic
Bruce Diones
New Yorker
April 14, 2013
The story has a loony, slapstick verve, and the star-studded voice work is uniformly entertaining.
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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.
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
July 6, 2010
Adventure, cute and cuddly animals, and some wit make for a wonderful experience!
Full Review | Original Score: A
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A surprisingly very good animated adventure that relishes in simplicity...
Paul Aston
September 10, 2008
Caffeine freak critters, duplicitous raccoons, a highly talented cast and Bill Shatner in overacting overdrive -- it's like coming out of hibernation and waking in an animator's playground.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
The story is no grabber, and the sight gags are labored, but the animation is sleekly pretty, and it goes by painlessly enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
July 14, 2007
I watched the film with very low expectations and was pleasantly surprised by its heart and its humor.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
April 18, 2007
The final showdown, in which the critters tangle with security-rigged lawn flamingos and garden gnomes, would have made Rube Goldberg proud.
March 24, 2007
A clever and fun escape from the summer blahs.
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
The film's messages -- pro-family, pro-ecology, anti-consumerism -- sometimes feel forced. But Hedge is genuinely and consistently funny, for both children and parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
September 26, 2006
This funny film follows the foibles of foragers forced to find food in the suburbs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
August 11, 2006
A pleasant little animated film with great graphics, strong characters and a passable story about the value of family and friends.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Joe Utichi
July 8, 2006
Bursting with energy, excitement and humour while finding a tone that'll have kids and adults alike rolling in the aisles, Over the Hedge is the first of this year's classic animations, destined to be remembered for years to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 6, 2006
Animação despretensiosa que, eficiente do ponto de vista técnico, substitui a originalidade pela tentativa de provocar o riso fácil. E o mais importante: consegue.
| Original Score: 4/5
Nick De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
June 30, 2006
You'll soon be sick of digital furballs, but there's plenty of fun here - and Hammy is up there with Ice Age's Scrat in the pantheon of lunatic movie rodents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
June 30, 2006
A film that's good looking, thoroughly engaging and very, very funny. Better still, it's a movie that will delight all age groups and not just the ankle biters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
June 29, 2006
Manages to come up with a fun and simple premise, and then fills it with some enjoyable characters and a manic Looney Tunes style energy
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matthew Turner
June 29, 2006
Brightly animated, frequently hilarious and perfectly cast comedy from the Dreamworks stable - the best of the recent animal-themed cartoon features.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
June 29, 2006
It misses the mark a couple of times but in the main, it's good clean fun.
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
June 24, 2006
Pixar has nothing to worry about yet, but a few more films like this one might put Dreamworks Animation back on track.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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