Hoot Reviews

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September 11, 2020
The cinematic equivalent to a Jimmy Buffett concert aimed squarely at children and youth.
May 20, 2006
The teen actors, the humor and the inspiring footage of Florida's unique landscape make Hoot worthwhile, and kids should enjoy it.
May 13, 2006
Younger kids will find the pranks and schemes funny, while the enviro-activist theme is an important message to which they may just latch on. The eco-responsibility part, not the venomous snake part, one hopes.
May 6, 2006
A cute movie with good characters, a message about saving the environment, and still enjoyable. Better than the usual drek they try to pass off as fun family entertainment.
May 5, 2006
...the cute kiddie version of an environmental protest song.
May 5, 2006
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
The new movie has some of Hiaasen's anti-development vinegar, yet given the milkshake spin of a family-time teen picture.
May 5, 2006
One wishes that a film about the fight against a bland restaurant chain were more piquant. But movies for tweens, like burrowing owls, are an endangered species that need preservation.
May 5, 2006
This little caper yarn's as breezy as a Buffett song (he peppers the soundtrack) and as simple.
May 5, 2006
The movie has a sense of purpose to match its sense of humor.
May 5, 2006
Hoot is a modest hoot, but enjoyable all the same.
May 5, 2006
This is a story about kids and nature, with strong messages about standing up to bullies, facing conflicts and why it is important to stand up for both the people and creatures that need protection.
May 5, 2006
Hoot tells kids they can make a difference in this world, and that's worth a hundred Ice Age 2's.
May 5, 2006
it's refreshing to see a movie in which the teenage characters have something on their minds besides getting to the prom, sneaking out to a concert or winning a popularity contest.
May 5, 2006
the superficial approach to the issues and casual attitude toward dangerous and illegal behavior by the kids undermines the story's credibility.
May 5, 2006
if you can get past that overt and sometimes overpowering message, Hoot ain't a bad film
May 5, 2006
This is a film that may inspire kids to become more eco-friendly and/or go out and read Hiaason's novel...
May 5, 2006
May 4, 2006
Its target demographic will probably react favorably to it, though I can't say it did much for me, a grownup who notices things like plot holes and logical fallacies.
May 4, 2006
mildly suspenseful and mostly rewarding entertainment the whole family can enjoy.
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