Open Season

Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
Watch On
  1. 38
    For an inaugural effort, Open Season ain't bad, but the studio shows far more promise with its gee-whiz visuals than it does in the story department.
  2. 33
    No one makes it out of this laughless mess unscathed.
  3. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    30
    Little more than paint-by-numbers filmmaking, and it fails in the most important charge of any children's movie: to transport its young and impressionable audience to a world where anything is possible, rather than to one where everything’s been thought of already.
  4. It's a tired rehash of animation cliches that distinguishes itself only by the extent to which it's crammed full of scatology and gleeful violence to animals, and otherwise panders to the worst instincts of its audience.
  5. 25
    An excellent case for euthanizing the entire talking-animals genre.
  6. This is the animated children's film equivalent of "Another 48 Hours."
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 7 out of 22
  1. StinkyP.
    Jan 30, 2007
    10
    Great and charming film. The story was original and the animation had a cool Hanna-Barbera 3-d look to it.
  2. {Anonymous]
    Sep 26, 2007
    4
    Mildly funny and at least half-decent, but sooo unimportant and forgettable when there are such better, less cliched movies out there.
  3. robertxxx
    Oct 18, 2006
    4
    Well, you know, nothing much happens...which is alright if the characters are adorable...but they seem as unimaginative as the story.