Over the Hedge Reviews

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April 14, 2013
The story has a loony, slapstick verve, and the star-studded voice work is uniformly entertaining.
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.
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.
July 1, 2006
Lack of a decent plot or memorable characters starts to show around the hour mark.
July 1, 2006
There's a moderate amount of fun to be had.
Top Critic
June 29, 2006
It misses the mark a couple of times but in the main, it's good clean fun.
June 24, 2006
Some great slapstick, choreographed with both balletic grace and a sharp eye for the belly laugh.
June 22, 2006
An endearingly cheerful animated feature from DreamWorks.
May 24, 2006
Over The Hedge is cute without being cutesy, satirical without being too cynical, and just a whole lot of fun.
May 19, 2006
A raucous, funny and fresh look at the 3 C's: conservation, consumerism and consumption (of the excessive and conspicuous kind).
May 19, 2006
It is competent work and frequently amusing.
May 19, 2006
A charming, clever and crisply paced little confection about small, junk-food-addled mammals that's sure to delight large mammals of any age.
May 19, 2006
Inspired casting of voice actors is one of several pleasures in this fun film for children, which has enough social satire to satisfy adults as well.
May 19, 2006
Over the Hedge isn't by any stretch bad. It's just banal.
May 19, 2006
Over the Hedge may be 'just' a cartoon. But it's also a biting and funny jab at SUV-MSG Nation.
May 19, 2006
The writing doesn't measure up to the casting, and the picture is miles from original.
May 19, 2006
If they were still making Looney Tunes, they'd look a lot like Over the Hedge.
May 19, 2006
The computer-animation is terrific, most of the slapstick gags are fun, and Wanda Sykes' voice performance as feisty Stella the Skunk is one that will be remembered -- and not because it stinks.
May 19, 2006
Spends none of the time that Michael Fry and T. Lewis' daily comic strip does staring at the stars or asking questions of the Tree That Knows Stuff, but the movie does offer an amusing animals'-eye-view on the absurdity of suburbia.
May 19, 2006
Its own animal, a spirited and intrepid critter that mooches our affection along with the garbage.
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