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
  1. Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher may seem like an odd-sounding comedy team, but in some weird way, they click as voice-actors and cartoon buddies in Open Season.
  2. Given that so many people have dismissed Ashton Kutcher as a superficial pretty boy, it seems a little ironic that his best work this week is two-dimensional: He makes a passable action hero in "The Guardian," but he's downright adorable in Open Season, a cheerful animated comedy built on his winningly loose voice performance.
  3. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    75
    Though silly and predictable, this animated comedy has stunning visuals, a catchy soundtrack and charming characters that are family-friendly crowd-pleasers.
  4. Despite that nagging whiff of familiarity, there are enough character quirks and inspired bits of funny business to carry this amiable if slight tale.
  5. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    70
    A witty, warmly crafted chestnut.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Medley
    63
    The film wraps mindless cartoon violence and a few fart jokes around life lessons about friendship and responsibility. Kids should like it; parents won't mind it.
  7. 60
    An amusing if slight excursion into nature with a group of animals who turn the tables on their collective nemeses, the hunters.
  8. 60
    With a slick visual style similar to "Monster House", Open Season trots out tropes that recent animated classics have done with more wit and smarts.
  9. Reviewed by: Gregory Kirshling
    58
    The overfamiliar Open Season feels like just another CG 'toon in our 'toon-glutted times.
  10. 50
    As cartoon rip-offs go, Open Season can be surprisingly entertaining, in a made-for-6-year-olds kind of way.
  11. Reviewed by: Gregg Rickman
    50
    On the plus side, Open Season enjoys a clear narrative, real rooting interest and good interspecies rapport. On the downside, there’s a surfeit of cruel bunny-rabbit gags.
  12. 50
    Periodic bursts of cleverness and eye-popping imagery, further enhanced in the 3-D Imax version, can't disguise that this is just another movie full of jive-talking computer-generated animals with little new to say.
  13. 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.
  14. 33
    No one makes it out of this laughless mess unscathed.
  15. 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.
  16. 25
    An excellent case for euthanizing the entire talking-animals genre.
  17. This is the animated children's film equivalent of "Another 48 Hours."
  18. 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.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  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.