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  • Summary: What makes for the ultimate road trip? Hitchhiking, truck stops, angry bears, prickly porcupines and a golfing goose with a duck caddy. Just ask Kate and Humphrey, two wolves who are trying to get home after being taken by park rangers and shipped halfway across the country. Humphrey is an Omega wolf, whose days are about quick wit, snappy one-liners and hanging with his motley crew of fun-loving wolves and video-gaming squirrels. Kate is an Alpha: duty, discipline and sleek Lara Croft eye-popping moves fuel her fire. Humphrey's motto – make 'em laugh. Kate's motto – I'm the boss. And they have a thousand miles to go. Back home rival wolf packs are on the march and conflict is brewing. Only Kate and Humphrey can restore the peace. But first, they have to survive each other. (Lionsgate)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    60
    Not without charm and bearing easy appeal to very young viewers.
  2. The sexual tension is thick between the woodland creatures in Alpha and Omega, an animated children's film with a plot that has more in common with "The Blue Lagoon" than "Bambi."
  3. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    50
    Abounding in dumb jokes that kids are bound to like but sometimes too scary for very young viewers, the movie -- also going out in 2D -- takes too long to find its footing and at best is proficient, not exhilarating.
  4. 40
    This talking-animal tale - has old-fashioned backgrounds that occasionally achieve a touch of grandeur, but that's about the best that can be said for it.
  5. A dog in wolf's clothing, Lionsgate's drab, anthropomorphic animal saga does little more than reconfirm the preeminence of Pixar.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott Bowles
    38
    Alpha and Omega is one of those rarities in the modern era of Hollywood animation: bad.
  7. The littlest children in your house may find something to titter at from time to time, but based on the reaction of a young screening audience, it won't be often.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 8 out of 22
  1. Oct 9, 2013
    10
    Alpha and Omega is one of the most underrated movies I have ever seen. Maybe it's because I'm a huge fan of animals, but I highly enjoy watching this movie. Justin Long and Hayden Panettiere are very likable as the two main characters, Kate and Huphrey, and the side characters don't disappoint as well, especially Lilly (Christina Ricci) and Garth (Chris Carmack). This movie has adults jokes and innuendo that parents and teenagers will laugh out loud at while children will be entertained by the silly antics of the characters and the humor, which is surprisingly subtle and has context without hurting the overall tone of the movie. Expand
  2. Jan 3, 2013
    10
    Alpha and Omega is a really cute movie, with really endearing characters and epic music. I don't know why critics hate the movie so much, and i don't give a damn about these idiot reviews. The movie was funny, the action was great and it had heart which made me shred a few tears at some scenes. So, overall i don't give a damn about the stupid-as-hell reviews for the movie and here's a news flash for you guys: every negative review is actually a big plus to the movie. So, i totally recommend it, cause Alpha and Omega is undeniably fun for the entire family! Expand
  3. Sep 22, 2010
    9
    My two boys (8 and 7 years old) loved this movie. Agree with some of the "critic" comments (e.g., the strong sexual tension with Omega....) but my kids didn't pick up on that. I thought it was a very entertaining movie with decent graphics (not great). The kids will like this movie. Expand
  4. Sep 30, 2010
    6
    overall i dont think that this was such a terrible movie but i will admit it could have been alot better. the story just didn't seem consistent it was too common and its be done before. the point am making is that there was nothing to make this movie stand out nothing unique. the effects however were well done throughout the movie Expand
  5. Feb 2, 2013
    5
    A fun silly movie.I like animation movies, but this is ok at best.It just feels like it lacks something epic. It was predictable to know what was going to happen to the characters. Expand
  6. Sep 23, 2010
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Winston(Danny Glover) is a wolf without sons, so the father, by default, sends his oldest daughter Kate(Hayden Panetiere) to alpha school because she's the heir apparent; the alpha female in-waiting. How does that make him feel, the pack leader, the envy of other wolves, having to rely on a girl for daily sustenance, fresh caribou meat, and in the future, leadership, when the time comes for Winston to hand over the reins of power? Surely, he'd much rather have his successor be an alpha male, just like his old "man". After Kate returns home without a kill, neither father nor daughter acknowledges the elephant in the room(well, in this case, forest), a notion about lacking, which must weight heavily on both wolves' minds, yet goes unexpressed. Even though Kate comes from good stock, all the alpha training in the world can't offset the physical disadvantages of her gender, relative to the male, who is stronger, faster, and more fierce, more wolf-like. But at the risk of seeming too "Mulan", the film addresses the father's latent paternal malcontentment over having girls in a roundabout fashion, by having the wolf blame the unsuccessful hunt on eastern wolves, then employing him in the highly unusual position of matchmaker, in which Winston brokers a connubial union with another alpha male, an enemy father who has a marriageable son, Garth(Chris Carmack), as a means to unite both packs. That's pretty convoluted. Since when do wolves consolidate? Wolves are territorial. If Winston had sons, and outsiders infringed on their hunting grounds, he'd make war, not peace, and have his warriors rip the trespassers' throats out. With her long eyelashes and well-brushed mane, Kate looks too high-maintenance for killing; she'd probably much prefer being a girl, just like her sister Lilly(Christine Ricci). Out of desperation, Kate is allowed to marry Humphrey(Justin Long), an omega, a wolf beneath her station, because his daughter is no hunter, no leader of wolves. Expand
  7. Nov 13, 2010
    0
    Absolutely atrocious.
    I was reading one of the lines for a review by Scott Bowles of USA today and it sums up perfectly what I think of Alpha
    and Omega.
    "Alpha and Omega is one of those rarities in the modern era of Hollywood animation: bad. "
    I know I know judge a movie based on it's own merits
    O.K I will
    this movie is a pile of **** dialouge ,atrocious acting, disgusting premise and chemistry.
    The **** lamest jokes I have ever heard AND...
    The WORST animation, style, and art style of ANY movie I have ever seen. Animated or not.
    This is like Delgo level animation.I almost did not want to watch this movie because of it's awful animation. You truly have to see this to believe it. Characters are unlikable lumps of **** with goofy dreamworks faces slapped on to them and it looks like the movie was half done. Don't take your kids to see this. Buy them Toy Story 3 on Blu-Ray instead so they can see true artistic beauty.
    This movie is no even close to that.
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