Hoot (2006)

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Critic Consensus: Lacking energy and humor, Hoot is a ho-hum story of eco-awareness that falls flat as a pancake.

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When a Montana boy moves to Florida and unearths a disturbing threat to a local population of endangered owls, three middle-schoolers take on greedy land developers, corrupt politicians, and clueless cops. Determined to protect his new environment, the boy and his friends fight to prevent the adults from making a big mistake.

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All Critics (99) | Top Critics (33)

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.

May 13, 2006

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.

May 8, 2006

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.

May 5, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

May 5, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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But while Hoot's pro-environment message to kids is certainly worthy, the unquestioning, pro-vigilante angle doesn't sit entirely well.

May 5, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Fun to watch although falling short of a real hoot, this latest in a barrage of family movies largely succeeds at keeping the kiddies entertained and their parents from nodding off.

May 5, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hoot

it was okay. it wasnt bad but it was great. nothing really amazing or great about it. C

Richard C
Richard C

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½

A great film for kids! Mildly recommendable for adults, but jut fine for teens that have nothing better to do! It has heart!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

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A cheesy kid's movie. Save the owls!

Red Lats
Red Lats

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½

Cute little film.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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