Over the Hedge - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Over the Hedge Reviews

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Top Critic
Bruce Diones
New Yorker
April 14, 2013
The story has a loony, slapstick verve, and the star-studded voice work is uniformly entertaining.
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
A colorful and engaging comedy of suburbia's encroachment into the wilderness and its consequences for a motley crew of animals just awakened from hibernation.
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
July 6, 2010
Adventure, cute and cuddly animals, and some wit make for a wonderful experience!
Full Review | Original Score: A
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A surprisingly very good animated adventure that relishes in simplicity...
Paul Aston
Film4
September 10, 2008
Caffeine freak critters, duplicitous raccoons, a highly talented cast and Bill Shatner in overacting overdrive -- it's like coming out of hibernation and waking in an animator's playground.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
The story is no grabber, and the sight gags are labored, but the animation is sleekly pretty, and it goes by painlessly enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
July 14, 2007
I watched the film with very low expectations and was pleasantly surprised by its heart and its humor.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
April 18, 2007
The final showdown, in which the critters tangle with security-rigged lawn flamingos and garden gnomes, would have made Rube Goldberg proud.
March 24, 2007
A clever and fun escape from the summer blahs.
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
The film's messages -- pro-family, pro-ecology, anti-consumerism -- sometimes feel forced. But Hedge is genuinely and consistently funny, for both children and parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
September 26, 2006
This funny film follows the foibles of foragers forced to find food in the suburbs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
August 11, 2006
A pleasant little animated film with great graphics, strong characters and a passable story about the value of family and friends.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
July 8, 2006
Bursting with energy, excitement and humour while finding a tone that'll have kids and adults alike rolling in the aisles, Over the Hedge is the first of this year's classic animations, destined to be remembered for years to come.
| Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 6, 2006
Animação despretensiosa que, eficiente do ponto de vista técnico, substitui a originalidade pela tentativa de provocar o riso fácil. E o mais importante: consegue.
| Original Score: 4/5
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
ViewLondon
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
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