Open Season

User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 74 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 74
  2. Negative: 12 out of 74

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  1. {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.
  2. JoshW
    Oct 3, 2006
    6
    Cute, even if it's bursting with cliches.
  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.
  4. MichelleC.
    Sep 26, 2006
    6
    This movie starts off well and ends well, it is the middle that struggles. I am uncertain how you can make a kids movie too long, but they did it. The middle drags and drags and when it finally finds its comical tune the song is over.
  5. Jan 6, 2016
    5
    Open Season is a passable first film. While it is a b-grade version of the buddy comedy story it is not terrible. Half of the duo works and some of the fish out of water humor and side characters work. The animation especially on the backgrounds is pleasant to look at and makes you feel like you are nature. The buddy comedy doesn’t work as well as it could’ve as the writers choose to focusOpen Season is a passable first film. While it is a b-grade version of the buddy comedy story it is not terrible. Half of the duo works and some of the fish out of water humor and side characters work. The animation especially on the backgrounds is pleasant to look at and makes you feel like you are nature. The buddy comedy doesn’t work as well as it could’ve as the writers choose to focus more on making a lot of jokes especially from the Buck rather than giving us heart and reason to care. Had the film given more heart in this area or focused on the park ranger who is the far more interesting character we could’ve had something here. Open Season isn’t bad. Kids will like it ok and parents will occasionally chuckle; but it’s nothing worth remembering or watching again. It’s a passable first film but nothing that can give Pixar, Disney, or Dreamworks any reason for concern. Expand
  6. May 18, 2014
    4
    Open Season is the average annoying kids movie with animals that talk. I found it to be one of those animated movies where all of the character motivations are ones you don't like, and it's one of those movies that you keep checking your watch to see when it will end.
  7. Nov 13, 2013
    5
    Open Season closes interest.
    A likeable but somewhat empty tale of a bear and a buck. There is no astounding storyline, or incredible animation. From beginning to end Open Season leaves the door open but never looks inside.
  8. Dec 19, 2015
    5
    "Open Season" was to mean , for good this fun environment, and the characters quite comical , especially Boog and Elliott , the bad is that it's boring to at least 50 minutes.
  9. Jan 27, 2016
    6
    A decent and, yet, enjoyable film for 2006. Open Season opens the film featuring a bear and a deer teaming up against the human hunters. Oh... very original! I want another theatrical film of this franchise.
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. The overfamiliar Open Season feels like just another CG 'toon in our 'toon-glutted times.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.