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Over the Hedge Reviews

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
May 18, 2006
The critters and the humans here resemble metallic, robotic alternate-universe images of animals and people.
| Original Score: 2/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
May 18, 2006
Just as too much sugar makes your stomach hurt, too much cuteness makes your eyes squint.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly
August 23, 2006
As a film buff I certainly appreciated the obscure film references, but gosh, some of these are way dated
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
May 16, 2006
Embraces a timid, underdeveloped middle ground between skewering and embracing mass-market consumerism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Todd McCarthy
May 6, 2006
A rather narrowly conceived tale that makes only modest hay from the overworked conflict between wildlife and encroaching humans.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
May 18, 2006
No doubt the people at DreamWorks who made Over the Hedge would prefer that their film bring to mind animated classics like Disney's Bambi (or, as Hammy suggests, Ice Age), but no such luck.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
April 14, 2013
If Over the Hedge aims solely to entertain, it does so in a way that's mildly amusing but mostly hackneyed. If it aims to instruct, it weakens its own argument with the plethora of product tie-ins.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 20, 2007
The new Dreamworks CGI animated feature ignores much of the satire and tries to cram the rest into the usual kids movie format.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Cornelius
May 18, 2006
It is a generic multiplex space holder in between better cartoon releases.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 21, 2006
click to read full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Matt Pais
May 18, 2006
Zips by as if the movie knows you have more important things to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dan Jardine
May 19, 2006
Promising premise, but lacks follow through.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
May 25, 2006
Want to take your kids to a movie that equates junk food and fun? If so, then this one's for you.
Full Review| Original Score: .5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
May 18, 2006
Hums along with such well-greased precision, you can almost hear the industrial cogs and wheels whirring in all their viscous complexity. There's such a knowing swagger about the film's comedy, there seems to be no innocence in the mix at all.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
May 19, 2006
The filmmakers are obviously concerned about the rise of exurbs, but they shrug off the issue and stick to the formula of a talking-critters script instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
May 19, 2006
Will probably just feel beyond the pale to anyone more discerning than the average 8-year-old.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
May 19, 2006
Ultimately Hedge is déja vu all over again, a computer-generated work of wonder that could have come out last year, last month or two months from now, a film so reminiscent of other films it almost immediately dims in the memory.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 19, 2006
Over the Hedge isn't by any stretch bad. It's just banal.
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Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
May 17, 2006
It feels like I've already seen Over the Hedge four times, after witnessing the parade of commercials for other junk its characters are pimping.
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
Beth McArthur
Georgia Straight
June 3, 2006
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