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Open Season Reviews

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Animated animal buddy flick is crude but funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
April 25, 2009
Animated children's movies should not glamorize criminal activity and war, but that's exactly what happens in "Open Season"...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
James Plath
July 28, 2007
Despite inconsistencies in audience and humor, there's enough to like about Open Season.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
[A] beautifully animated and funny, if formulaic, odd-couple comedy.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 24, 2006
The animation is pleasing and Billy Connolly gives a hilarious turn as a loud-mouthed, bossy squirrel, who has never heard the notion that size intimidates
James O'Ehley
SA Movie & DVD Magazine
November 24, 2006
Decidedly average . . .
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 30, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Matthew Leyland
October 17, 2006
In the end, the hunter becomes the hunted; but wouldn't the animal rights message mean more if you actually cared about the critters?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
October 14, 2006
Lawrence proves much less irritating as an animated bear than he does in his real-life performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
October 14, 2006
There's virtuosity here but no magic.
Top Critic

Time Out
October 14, 2006
I have to say that the humour here (some of it Pythonesque) is mostly spot on and, at times, mischievously dark.
Robert Hanks
Independent (UK)
October 14, 2006
he animation is so-so, the debt to Madagascar and The Jungle Book blatant, and the jokes thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
October 13, 2006
Screened at the IMAX, this is one 3-D movie that absolutely gains nothing from being in the format.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Helen O'Hara
Empire Magazine
October 13, 2006
Fatally lacking laughs and a real sense of adventure, this is a sporadically funny and awkwardly animated curiosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
October 13, 2006
A couple of years ago, this might have been something special, but with so many talking animal films out there, it just ain't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Cabin
October 12, 2006
At this point, the most we can hope for now is an animated film that doesn't concern breaking out of a zoo of some sort.
| Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
October 9, 2006
Sony Pictures bags a warm and furry comedy stocked with cute critters and gentle lessons about leaving the nest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
October 9, 2006
...a computer-animated tale best suited for the pre-teen demographic, yet there are enough genuine, high-energy laughs to amuse viewers of just about any age.
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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 4, 2006
[I]t's hard to pinpoint who is responsible for this wretched train wreck of an animated feature. Whoever it was... they evidently worked backward... The result is too coarse for children under 10, insulting to anyone older than that and boring for all.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 4, 2006
The film isn't painfully bad, and on occasion it's almost strange enough to pass muster on that score alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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