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Mixed or average reviews- based on 60 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 27 out of 60
  2. Negative: 13 out of 60
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  1. Apr 7, 2011
    Spoiler alert the easter bunny isn't real and its ( i'm sure as Charlie Sheen is about winning) not British!!! People who could be a better easter bunny: The Queen of England, The women who plays Bart Simpson, and the voice of Darth Vader. Thank you for reading my review of hop
  2. Apr 1, 2011
    HOP is just a hare above being annoying (thatâ
  3. Apr 2, 2011
    Just another bad movie producers put out to make some money.
  4. Apr 12, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Oh, by the way, Christmas called. It wants its holiday back. Christmas wants to know why the Easter Bunny is delivering his holiday treats in a sleigh pulled by a flock of baby chicks. Who does this rabbit think he is? Santa Claus? On every Easter eve, according to "Hop", the bunny makes his airborne rounds around the world while the good little boys and girls are asleep, all except for Fred O'Hare, who as a child, catches a glimpse of the copycat critter as he lands in his backyard, where the Santa-wanna-be leaves behind a basket of Easter goodies on the child's front doorstep. Thankfully, some traditions remain sacred. At least the rabbit has the tact not to infringe on St. Nick's signature move: the chimney drop. But otherwise, the Easter Bunny is one shrewd character. He closely follows the successful business model laid out by the dictatorial St. Nicholas. As de facto leader of a candy factory located on, predictably enough, Easter Island, the rabbit too runs a tight ship. Also known as Rapa Nui, the Polynesian island with an infamous history of colonization, in which Dutch settlers completely wiped out the native population by the mid-nineteenth century through their spreading of infectious diseases. "Hop", however, suggests an alternative history during the film's opening credit sequence, where the moviegoer sees a long-running lineage of Easter bunnies in portraiture that traces back far enough in time to coincide with the genocide of the Rapa Nui population. The paintings, rendered in a distinctly European style, recasts the seemingly harmless rabbit as the colonizer. In the absence of Rapa Nui descendants, or elves, the Easter Bunny uses chicks(he's violating child labor laws!) to manufacture the vast array of holiday candies, including Hershey's Kisses, an American institution which creates a host of troubling connotations, since it suggests that the venerable Pennsylvania chocolate-makers moved their operations abroad to keep the cost of labor to a minimum. The silver-foiled mainstay, in essence, gives this factory the appearance of a sweatshop. After all, it's non-American workers who produce the chocolate treats, seemingly without wages or any opportunities for occupational advancement. Carlos(Hank Azaria), the Easter Bunny's foreman, a disgruntled lifer, always at his master's beck and call, seizes the moment to make it known that his services are available when E.B.(Russell Brand), the heir apparent, chooses instead to pursue a career in music. Despite being qualified for the top job, the chick's ingratiating behavior toward his pink-nosed boss leads him nowhere, as Carlos learns the hard truth about being a chicken in a rabbit's world. His job has a glass ceiling. That's because the chick is a victim of species discrimination. While E.B. is off galivanting in Hollywood, slumming as a musician because he can afford to, being a child of privilege(in the film's trailer, the bunny drums to Blur's "Song 2", but it's another Brit-pop smash, Pulp's "Common People", that's much more apropos to the bunny's breeding), Carlos loyally remains by the Easter Bunny's side, making sure that the gargantuan-sized operation stays right on schedule. Carlos deserves a shot. Insensitive to the chick's aspirations, the Easter Bunny confides to Carlos about E.B., saying, "I called his dreams ridiculous," which is precisely what he infers to the crestfallen chick after the yellow fuzzball's intimations for securing the top job gets a rise out of the racist rabbit. The chicks are in the same boat as the Short Ears(!) in Kevin Reynolds' "Rapa Nui", who stage a rebellion against the Long Ears, their longtime oppressors, which culminates in a race called the Birdman Competition, a convoluted triathlon that resembles, ironically enough, during one stage, an Easter egg hunt, where the first man to return home with a Sooty Tern egg intact wins. Just like "Hop", in the Reynolds film, you're rooting for the underdog(even though Jason Scott Lee is the main protagonist), the Short Ear, but Make(Esai Morales) breaks the yolk just before he crosses the finish line, allowing Noro(Lee), the Long Ear, to win the competition by default. In "Hop", the moviegoer may want the insurrection to succeed because the chick is better qualified for the job(maybe Carlos could open the gateway to China) than E.B. The rabbits treat the chicks like an indigenous race of people they've held rule over for generation upon generation(as suggested by the portraits). So in the end, E.B. returns to the fold when his dream to bang the skins in a band comes up short(The Blind Boys of Alabama reject him). To add insult to injury, the Easter Bunny deems that Fred(James Marsden), a human, share the mantel with his slacker son, even though he's not nearly as suited for the job as the chick. (Incidentally, there's a North Pole reference in "Rapa Nui" by way of an iceberg sighted off-shore.) Expand
  5. Feb 6, 2012
    What the .... puh! Ok a british english speaking easter bunny who wants to play drums? And a guy who wants to be the next easter bunny? Are you serious? This movie is **** But the CG is really good! I love Kaley Cuoco in TBBT but in Hop her acting was not as good... There heaps of family movies out so watch another one then this!
  6. Aug 16, 2014
    Retrospect review: While boasting impressive animated visuals, Hop fell painfully short on almost every other aspect. The script relied too much on cheap laughs, the film overall felt like a rushed project and John Marsden's portrayal of Fred O'Hare, the film's animated protagonist, was simply hard to bare after being subjected to it for a good half hour. When I wrote my original review, IRetrospect review: While boasting impressive animated visuals, Hop fell painfully short on almost every other aspect. The script relied too much on cheap laughs, the film overall felt like a rushed project and John Marsden's portrayal of Fred O'Hare, the film's animated protagonist, was simply hard to bare after being subjected to it for a good half hour. When I wrote my original review, I was angered that somebody at Universal honestly thought this was fit to send to theaters. I still feel that way now. This film should have never happened. It is simply a waste of time for anybody to watch this film. It's not even a case of "it's-so-bad-it's-good"; it is just terrible. Parents, get your kids to watch something else other than this, please. Expand
  7. Aug 1, 2014
    It's just terrible. nothing else to say. THESE ARE EXTRA CHARACTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Nov 7, 2012
    Your children will be slightly amused and enjoy a few hours out of the house. Brand, as he always does, milks everything he can out of the role as Hop. It's a good thing he does too. I can't imagine what a bore this film would've been without him.
  9. Jul 6, 2013
    "Hop" is pretty hopeless, despite its sweetness but put with little to no care. It's script is very weak, but its sure enough to entertain children. While I didn't completely hate Hop, there was little to like about it.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 8 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Apr 1, 2011
    A slick and sweet film all on its own, a harmless bit of fun that fills the Easter-movie void.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Apr 1, 2011
    It's supposed to be sweet, but Hop is a headache waiting to happen.
  3. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Apr 1, 2011
    As fake and forgettable as a marshmallow Peep, Hop goes down easy enough.