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This sweet-natured but plodding adaptation of a young-adult novel by Carl Hiaasen could have used a little less broad satire of corporate greed and a few more, well, owls. The critters peep from their burrows for only a few brief moments.
It would be a nice little family film if not for the fact that the young heroes commit felonies in the name of saving the environment.
Endangered as they are, burrowing owls will be disappointed to learn that their cause has been hitched to a movie with little entertainment value, let alone credible strategies to save their environment.
There is nothing objectionable in this family film, but it doesn't seem to appreciate the intelligence and savvy of its youthful audience. Kids can spot a silly stereotypical character as fast as the rest of us.
But while Hoot's pro-environment message to kids is certainly worthy, the unquestioning, pro-vigilante angle doesn't sit entirely well.
Audience Reviews for Hoot
it was okay. it wasnt bad but it was great. nothing really amazing or great about it. C
A great film for kids! Mildly recommendable for adults, but jut fine for teens that have nothing better to do! It has heart!
A cheesy kid's movie. Save the owls!
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