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Hop Reviews

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Laremy Legel
Film.com
May 6, 2011
Kids will love Brand's frenetic drumming take on E.B., adults will love that there are a few clandestine adult jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 1, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 1, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 1, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 1, 2011
A fun and funny mix of live action and animation that puts the hop back into Easter.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
April 1, 2011
Hop integrates animated characters into live-action settings, relying on director Tim Hill to handle the logistics of convincingly blending both worlds.
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 1, 2011
It's supposed to be sweet, but "Hop" is a headache waiting to happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 1, 2011
Presented with the opportunity to do the first-ever big-budget Easter bunny flick mixing live action and animation, "Hop" gives us . . . a bunny who poops jelly beans.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Sandie Angulo Chen
Washington Post
April 1, 2011
It offers a glimmer of amusement, but only to kids still young enough to believe in the Easter Bunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
March 31, 2011
A fairly undistinguished but pleasant and easy-to-take holiday movie, with slow spots and silly spots and a handful of moments of inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 31, 2011
Hop will win audiences over with its goofy charm.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
March 31, 2011
The whole thing raises questions of the type it is almost embarrassing to contemplate; it's almost like "Donnie Darko," for little kids.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
March 31, 2011
All in all, it's hard to know for whom "Hop" is made.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
March 31, 2011
The only thing missing is any real wonder, imagination or comic verve.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 31, 2011
"Hop" is hip. And sassy, speedy and slick. It's that rarest of surprises, a movie for kids that transcends age barriers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
March 31, 2011
Brand does manage to play an obnoxious creature with a kind of charm. He feels like the only person who doesn't need this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
March 31, 2011
Anyone bewailing the near-absence of tacky family films inspired by Easter need bewail no more: Hop has arrived to fill the void.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
March 31, 2011
Smaller kids will think E.B. is real, older kids will be bored by the story and adults will think David Hasselhoff must really need the money.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
March 31, 2011
...the almost willfully brain-dead tone of Hop began trying my patience right off the bat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
March 31, 2011
If you're 12 or younger, you'll think it's hilarious. If you don't? It's going to be a long 95 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 30, 2011
It's Alvin and the Chipmunks with only one chipmunk, and (if possible) even less fun.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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David Germain
Associated Press
March 30, 2011
Hop has one of the cutest bunnies you'll ever see and plenty of other eye candy among its computer-generated visuals, yet there's not much bounce to the story behind this interspecies buddy comedy.
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Emma Simmonds
Time Out
March 30, 2011
Brand is diffident and banal; he continues to lack versatility as an actor, seemingly more comfortable in his own skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
March 29, 2011
Despite its scattered frenzy, Hop -- thanks to its fondness for smushing together seemingly incongruous elements and Marsden's goofy, bug-eyed mugging -- is just demented enough to deliver a fleeting sugar rush.