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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 anWhat 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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  • Director: Anthony Bell and Ben Gluck
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Comedy, Animation, Family
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 88 min
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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: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 8 out of 23
  1. Jun 6, 2014
    10
    this is my favorite movie ever! i loved Alpha and Omega when it first came out, and i still adore it today. this is one of the best and mostthis is my favorite movie ever! i loved Alpha and Omega when it first came out, and i still adore it today. this is one of the best and most underrated movies ever! i loved the story, i loved the voice acting, i loved the premise, i loved the characters, i loved the music, it had some great writing and the landscapes were amazing! it looked so real, and you feel like you're actually with these wolves in Jasper and Idaho. also, this is one of the greatest cast of characters i ever seen. everybody in Alpha and Omega is incredibly lovable, they got great chemistry and the movie develops them perfectly. also, the animation was really good too. people say it's "terrible", but they're dead wrong so they can go screw themselves. like i said, the landscape is amazing! this movie has fantastic backgrounds with great colors that look even better in 3D. i loved Alpha and Omega and i loved the sequels. this is my favorite movie and i definitely recommend it to everybody! Expand
  2. Jun 19, 2013
    10
    Even though I think this movie should improve in certain areas, I do believe that Lionsgate did a good job on it. Without doubt, all of theEven though I think this movie should improve in certain areas, I do believe that Lionsgate did a good job on it. Without doubt, all of the music composed in A&O was truly astounding. 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....)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 seemoverall 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 whatA 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
    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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