Over the Hedge - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Over the Hedge Reviews

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Peter Bradshaw
July 1, 2006
There's a moderate amount of fun to be had.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
June 30, 2006
You'll soon be sick of digital furballs, but there's plenty of fun here - and Hammy is up there with Ice Age's Scrat in the pantheon of lunatic movie rodents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
June 30, 2006
A film that's good looking, thoroughly engaging and very, very funny. Better still, it's a movie that will delight all age groups and not just the ankle biters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
June 29, 2006
Manages to come up with a fun and simple premise, and then fills it with some enjoyable characters and a manic Looney Tunes style energy
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matthew Turner
June 29, 2006
Brightly animated, frequently hilarious and perfectly cast comedy from the Dreamworks stable - the best of the recent animal-themed cartoon features.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
June 29, 2006
It misses the mark a couple of times but in the main, it's good clean fun.
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
June 24, 2006
Pixar has nothing to worry about yet, but a few more films like this one might put Dreamworks Animation back on track.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
June 24, 2006
Anyone looking for lighthearted summer entertainment, suitable for the whole family, this is the place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
June 24, 2006
Some great slapstick, choreographed with both balletic grace and a sharp eye for the belly laugh.
James O'Ehley
SA Movie & DVD Magazine
June 23, 2006
An energetic, funny and clever computer-animated movie, just the sort of movie you'd expect the makers of Shrek to come up with . . .
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 22, 2006
An endearingly cheerful animated feature from DreamWorks.
June 16, 2006
I walked into the movie with kind of low expectations (too many big names, not enough of an apparent premise, untested animation company), and walked out with a gigantic smile on my face and a desire to see it again.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
June 15, 2006
Over the Hedge is a sly ride. It sizzles less with the winking nudging sentiment, and instead offers its audience the family movie goods: thrills, laughs and, of course, a message.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 3, 2006
It is nothing short of amazing that a film that features every possible variant of junk food imaginable doesn't contain a single recognizable brand.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
June 2, 2006
'...an uproarious animated flick for all ages ...'
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
June 2, 2006
Depicts a woodland war of insurgency against suburbia... until violent slapstick beats the promising premise into submission.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
June 2, 2006
This film 'does its job' but not much more than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
June 1, 2006
Good animation is met with fun storytelling.
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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
May 30, 2006
The movie is a delightful experience, especially for youngsters.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
May 29, 2006
Can't seem to rise above to see the hedge for the trees.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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