Open Season Reviews

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November 17, 2011
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?
October 14, 2006
There's virtuosity here but no magic.
Top Critic
October 14, 2006
I have to say that the humour here (some of it Pythonesque) is mostly spot on and, at times, mischievously dark.
October 2, 2006
It's just okay.
September 29, 2006
Now that we've made one of the best computer-generated talking-animal-on-an-odyssey movies in the brief but busy history of the genre, can we please, please move on?
September 29, 2006
A little bit like Over the Hedge, and a lot like the upcoming Flushed Away, in which an animated house mouse is forced to fend for himself in the sewers of London, Open Season may sound a bit familiar, but it is never dull.
September 29, 2006
With animated movies coming out every other week or so, mediocrity is becoming a rule. Open Season loses more points than most films because of its similarities to Over the Hedge, one of the few kids films that did it right this year.
September 29, 2006
It's not deep and not totally original. But Open Season is whiplash quick with the gags and spot-on with the funny voices.
September 29, 2006
An ugly, painfully derivative and sleep-inducing talking-animals cartoon laced with potty humor.
September 29, 2006
A story that balances gentle messages with enough goofy anarchy to please any kid.
September 29, 2006
For an inaugural effort, Open Season ain't bad, but the studio shows far more promise with its gee-whiz visuals than it does in the story department.
September 29, 2006
The movie is a genial romp and because it relies on the gentlest of scatological comedy, it can be enjoyed by all ages.
September 29, 2006
The film wraps mindless cartoon violence and a few fart jokes around life lessons about friendship and responsibility. Kids should like it; parents won't mind it.
September 29, 2006
Some theaters are showing the movie in IMAX 3D, which is the way I saw it. The novelty helps, but it still can't bring depth to entertainment this shallow.
September 29, 2006
One of the biggest surprises in this first full-length film from Sony Pictures Animation is how funny Ashton Kutcher is as Elliot.
September 29, 2006
This debut offering from Sony Pictures Animation has a giddy energy about it and a gleeful sense of its own weirdness.
September 29, 2006
While the filmmakers here have provided us with a passable tale that is mildly humorous, Open Season breaks no new ground, from neither the animation nor the storytelling.
September 29, 2006
When your most distinctive element is Ashton Kutcher as a one-antlered mule deer, respect has reason to elude you.
September 29, 2006
Although Open Season isn't the perfect animated movie, it features enough humor and gags to entertain most small kids.
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