Hop (2011)


Critic Consensus: It's impressively animated, but Hop's script is so uninspired that not even James Marsden's frantic mugging can give it any bounce.


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For the past 4,000 years, the Easter Bunny has brought joy and candy to kids all across the globe; however, the time has come for a new Easter Bunny to take over the tradition. But while EB (Russell Brand) is the next in line to receive the official title, he couldn't care less about becoming the official bearer of chocolate eggs and jellybeans. Escaping to Hollywood in a bid to find fame and fortune, EB hops in front of an oncoming car driven by Fred (James Marsden), who agrees to give him a place to recover until he's healthy enough to hop along home. Now, the harder Fred struggles to stop his furry new companion from sending his life into a tailspin, the more satisfaction he begins to get out of his newfound responsibility. With a little luck and a whole lot of patience, Fred just might become the man who saved Easter for everyone. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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James Marsden
as Fred O'Hare
Hugh Laurie
as E.B.'s Dad
Kaley Cuoco
as Sam O'Hare
Gary Cole
as Henry O'Hare
Elizabeth Perkins
as Bonnie O'Hare
Tiffany Espensen
as Alex O'Hare
Chelsea Handler
as Mrs. Beck
Hank Azaria
as Carlos/Phil
Carlease Burke
as Receptionist
Jimmy Lee Carter
as Blind Boys of Alabama
Billy Bowers
as Blind Boys of Alabama
Benjamin Moore Jr.
as Blind Boys of Alabama
Eric Dwight McKinnie
as Blind Boys of Alabama
Joey Anthony Williams
as Blind Boys of Alabama
Tracy Roman Pierce
as Blind Boys of Alabama
Will Cleveland Smith
as Blind Boys of Alabama
Coleton Ray
as Young Fred
Greg Lewis
as Performer
Mark Riccardi
as Security Guard
Cici Lau
as Chinese Woman
Jayden Lund
as Another Parent
Christian Long
as Production Assistant
Nick Drago
as Dancer
David Goldsmith
as Warm-Up Guy
Hugh Hefner
as Voice at Playboy Mansion
Rick Pasqualone
as Other Voices
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Critic Reviews for Hop

All Critics (137) | Top Critics (24)

Kids will love Brand's frenetic drumming take on E.B., adults will love that there are a few clandestine adult jokes.

May 6, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

As fake and forgettable as a marshmallow Peep, "Hop" goes down easy enough. It's the thought of a talented actor stuck on an industry conveyor belt that leaves an unfortunate aftertaste.

Apr 1, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Though the integration of live action and animation is improving (especially a scene where E.B. cuddles with Fred's sister), it's still a slightly disorienting experience.

Apr 1, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Hop is just too shrill, slick and sickly sweet for anybody's good. Watching it won't rot your teeth, but it could leave an ugly cavity in your brain.

Apr 1, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Detroit News
Top Critic

A fun and funny mix of live action and animation that puts the hop back into Easter.

Apr 1, 2011 | Full Review…

Hop integrates animated characters into live-action settings, relying on director Tim Hill to handle the logistics of convincingly blending both worlds.

Apr 1, 2011 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Hop


Cute...for the youngins.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Hop was not as funny as I was hoping, but still it brought a few laughs. The film is cute and the story is somewhat interesting. I admit I did get bored and stop paying attention in some spots. It's a film for the kids more so us adults, even if there are some jokes only us adults will get. So not to bad, but definitely far from being good.


Super Reviewer

Good movie for kids, I think Russell Brand should permanently move to voice acting. That being said this movie has juvenile humor for juveniles, not for adults.

Sanjay Rema
Sanjay Rema

Super Reviewer

I haven't had any real desire to ever watch this, as I thought it looked pretty weak. But, I get dvd's for free and had Grant to myself Saturday so I popped it in and found myself with a kid movie I really enjoyed. Long story short the Easter Bunny is about to retire and he wants his son E.B.(Russell Brand) to take over, but he doesn't want the job. E.B. runs away and meets a loser named Fred(James Marsden) who wants the job, and the 2 set out to help one another, all while this evil chicken Carlos(Hank Azaria) threatens to take over Easter. See, total kids movie, but it is very funny. Russell Brand is absolutely perfect as E.B. I always find him either hilarious or annoying, and here he is hilarious. He has some great lines that adults will get, while never crossing the line for kids. The rest of the cast is just ok, but the story/effects/humor really shine and make a very enjoyable movie. Just goes to show, some movies can surprise ya for the better sometimes.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

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