Open Season

2006, Kids & family/Comedy, 1h 27m

103 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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Open Season is a cliched palette of tired jokes and CG animal shenanigans that have been seen multiple times this cinematic year. Read critic reviews

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Boog (Martin Lawrence), a 900-pound grizzly bear, is content entertaining tourists and living in park ranger Beth's (Debra Messing) barn. His life takes a drastic turn when he rescues a one-horned mule deer named Elliot (Ashton Kutcher) from a hunter (Gary Sinise), and is subsequently tranquilized and returned to the wild. Elliot and Boog recruit the other animals, notably a Scottish squirrel (Billy Connolly) and a beaver foreman, to help turn the tables on the hunters to make the woods safe.

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  • Aug 29, 2012
    A runt in 2006's animated litter, Open Season is unfunny, boring, and poorly animated. The characters are relatively charming and there's some fun action scenes, but the film borrows many personalities from previous animated films. Overall Rating: 38
    Bradley J Super Reviewer
  • May 20, 2012
    Utter Failure!! The voice acting was over the top, making it childish as usual, the script was so conventional, the film had nothing to offer but some cute animated animals
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 23, 2012
    While "Open Season" strays far far away from being anything great in film animation, it isn't the worst animated film I've seen pushed in recent years but really doesn't have anything new or original to say. Let me start by saying that I wasn't feeling the voice work at all, sorry it was amateur at best and the story was all a mash-up of already worn out cliches and jokes that were done before and better too. The whole film, despite it's at times impressive visuals, was amateur and I felt like I was watching a straight to video release or for television animated feature. Guess this may explain why the next two films in the Open Season franchise were indeed straight to video. Oh well, nothing new here but it makes an entertaining and mindless flick most kids will enjoy.
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  • Dec 02, 2011
    Funny but too much toilet humor for kids. If it was more mature and the jokes were better, this would've been great.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer

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