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Open Season Reviews

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
October 3, 2006
Slapstick humor, a rehashed plot and generic voice casting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 28, 2006
If you're old enough to read this, odds are the first thing you want to know about "Open Season" is: "How much is this going to annoy me?"
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 2, 2006
It's just okay.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 28, 2006
Are the kids going to go for pretty campfires and piano ballads? When even I start thinking some woodland-creature flatulence would perk things up, I begin to have my doubts.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
September 27, 2006
At least Boog's infatuation with using toilets means that Open Season is an ideal film for small tykes still undergoing potty training.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
September 28, 2006
Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, and plenty of do-bears-poop-in-the-woods jokes. Do we need this? Is this movie necessary?
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Orndorf
September 28, 2006
The filmmakers are out of ideas, and Season represents their laziest tendencies to blindly follow whatever worked in earlier, better pictures without risking a shot at a genuine test of skill.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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-
Joshua Tyler
September 25, 2006
Takes so long getting to hunter torture that you'll find yourself bored to death long before the first animal finally rips off someone's underwear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Cornelius
September 28, 2006
Bland and uninspired, it's kiddie movie by rote.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 30, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Kim Voynar
September 29, 2006
In Open Season, the bad guys are such caricatures that there's just never any doubt as to the outcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
September 28, 2006
Even kids deserve movies that strive to be inventive and surprising, rather than just lazy, clichéd, prepackaged nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Matt Pais
September 28, 2006
Open Season should be shot and hung on the wall as punishment for subjecting us to more of the same dreadful thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Willie Waffle
September 28, 2006
I guess talking animals aren't always funny.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Uri Lessing
September 28, 2006
Your child will probably go crazy for this imitative mash-up, but you'll wish you had spent your hard-earned money on a good children's book instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Plath
July 28, 2007
Despite inconsistencies in audience and humor, there's enough to like about Open Season.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Gene Seymour
September 28, 2006
It looks good; at times, even great. In fact, Open Season shimmers so much in strictly visual terms that its dearth of genuine wit or ingenuity is almost physically painful to acknowledge.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 29, 2006
An ugly, painfully derivative and sleep-inducing talking-animals cartoon laced with potty humor.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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