Hoot Reviews

  • Jun 25, 2020

    I thought it was better than the book, but it was still nothing special and the story is childish.

    I thought it was better than the book, but it was still nothing special and the story is childish.

  • Sep 24, 2019

    this is a movie made after a bad book and bad is a understatement for the movie because it is even worse

    this is a movie made after a bad book and bad is a understatement for the movie because it is even worse

  • Nov 05, 2018

    Pretty forgettable, but it has a little charm to it.

    Pretty forgettable, but it has a little charm to it.

  • Feb 02, 2018

    While the movie is faithfully true to the children's book, Hoot lacks energy, comedy and excitement in its environmentally friendly plot. Pacing does match the book however,

    While the movie is faithfully true to the children's book, Hoot lacks energy, comedy and excitement in its environmentally friendly plot. Pacing does match the book however,

  • Feb 02, 2017

    Not a good movie to watch

    Not a good movie to watch

  • Jan 26, 2017

    I loved this movie when I was 12, I've read the book as a summer reading thing when I lived in NYC:

    I loved this movie when I was 12, I've read the book as a summer reading thing when I lived in NYC:

  • Dec 25, 2016

    The environmental message can be perceived as preachy by some, the story and the characters don't have nearly as much depth as in the original book, and the acting just plain sucks! However, the movie as a whole could be even worse.

    The environmental message can be perceived as preachy by some, the story and the characters don't have nearly as much depth as in the original book, and the acting just plain sucks! However, the movie as a whole could be even worse.

  • Nov 28, 2016

    "Hoot" is a piece of work. It is everything that is wrong with family films. Every time that Disney releases a new film, families flock to the theater for an experience that will be entertaining and meaningful to all. While the most important thing is for Disney to make families happy, they also make the critics happy. If you look at their 2016 releases, Rotten Tomatoes rates them at 98% (Moana), 86% (Pete's Dragon), 75% (The BFG), 94% (Finding Dory), 30% (Alice Through the Looking Glass), 94% (The Jungle Book), and 98% (Zootopia). There is no excuse for a production company to release a film like "Hoot" that earned a whopping 26% when Disney can put out a consistent stream of quality, family-friendly films. While this is a review for "Hoot," I think it is important that we acknowledge that we all take Disney films for granted. Now back to the movie at hand. What makes it so bad? Here is a short list: Poor acting, a bad script, an unnecessary Jimmy Buffet character, 17-year-old Brie Larson playing a middle school student, a soundtrack of Jimmy Buffet singing a compilation of his own and other peoples' music, a tired "Save the Earth" story, and an unnecessary closing credits song by Jimmy Buffet called "Good Guys Win (Every Once In A While)." It contains nearly every stereotype of a poorly made family film, complete with a big bully that gets beat up by a little protagonist, a clumsy cop (played by none other than... Luke Wilson?) and a Tiananmen Square-style showdown with a bulldozer. I'm sure that kids were entertained by this movie but there is literally nothing in it for adults, which I consider to be a failure on the part of the writers. Disney has shown us that kids movies can appeal to the entire film (and movie critics!) but "Hoot" completely fails to cater to anyone other than preteens.

    "Hoot" is a piece of work. It is everything that is wrong with family films. Every time that Disney releases a new film, families flock to the theater for an experience that will be entertaining and meaningful to all. While the most important thing is for Disney to make families happy, they also make the critics happy. If you look at their 2016 releases, Rotten Tomatoes rates them at 98% (Moana), 86% (Pete's Dragon), 75% (The BFG), 94% (Finding Dory), 30% (Alice Through the Looking Glass), 94% (The Jungle Book), and 98% (Zootopia). There is no excuse for a production company to release a film like "Hoot" that earned a whopping 26% when Disney can put out a consistent stream of quality, family-friendly films. While this is a review for "Hoot," I think it is important that we acknowledge that we all take Disney films for granted. Now back to the movie at hand. What makes it so bad? Here is a short list: Poor acting, a bad script, an unnecessary Jimmy Buffet character, 17-year-old Brie Larson playing a middle school student, a soundtrack of Jimmy Buffet singing a compilation of his own and other peoples' music, a tired "Save the Earth" story, and an unnecessary closing credits song by Jimmy Buffet called "Good Guys Win (Every Once In A While)." It contains nearly every stereotype of a poorly made family film, complete with a big bully that gets beat up by a little protagonist, a clumsy cop (played by none other than... Luke Wilson?) and a Tiananmen Square-style showdown with a bulldozer. I'm sure that kids were entertained by this movie but there is literally nothing in it for adults, which I consider to be a failure on the part of the writers. Disney has shown us that kids movies can appeal to the entire film (and movie critics!) but "Hoot" completely fails to cater to anyone other than preteens.

  • Aug 11, 2016

    This film not only fails as a kids film, but as a motion picture in general. Feels like a low-budget TV film.

    This film not only fails as a kids film, but as a motion picture in general. Feels like a low-budget TV film.

  • Jul 22, 2016

    7/22/2016: The moral of the story is good, but that was really it. The plot was mostly boring and didn't provide any real suspense.

    7/22/2016: The moral of the story is good, but that was really it. The plot was mostly boring and didn't provide any real suspense.