Over the Hedge

Critics Consensus

Even if it's not an animation classic, Over the Hedge is clever and fun, and the jokes cater to family members of all ages.

75%

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Total Count: 170

71%

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This tale centers on a mischievous con-artist raccoon named R.J. and a sensitive turtle named Verne. When R.J., Verne and their woodland friends find a suburban housing development encroaching on their forest home, Verne's first instinct is to retreat into his shell and leave. But the ever-opportunistic R.J. sees a treasure trove to be had from his unsuspecting new neighbors. Together, Verne and R.J. form an unlikely friendship as they learn to co-exist with -- and even exploit -- this strange new world called suburbia.

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Audience Reviews for Over the Hedge

  • Mar 29, 2016
    With a surprisingly well done mix of adult satire and family charm, Over The Hedge isn't the greatest film ever made - but thanks to it's stellar voice cast and fast paced animation it succeeds.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 09, 2016
    Over the Hedge is okay. It may not rank highly above other great animated films but is still a pretty entertaining time and an okay film to pass the time.
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Feb 01, 2013
    Clever and funny, Over the Hedge is a wildly entertaining adventure from DreamWorks Animation. When a bunch of foraging critters come out of hibernation to find themselves blocked in from a gated community by a hedge, a street smart raccoon teaches them how to live in suburbia. The cast is excellent, featuring Bruce Willis, William Shatner, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, and Avril Lavigne; who all deliver wonderful performances. And the animation is especially good, with incredible detail and creative designs. The music by Ben Folds is also well-done, giving a lot of energy and character to the film. Delightfully hilarious, Over the Hedge is a smartly made comedy that's good family fun.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 25, 2012
    A shockingly good animation film.
    Jason 123 D Super Reviewer

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