Open Season

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 68 Ratings

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  • Summary: A domesticated grizzly bear finds that there's more to life than being the star attraction of a mountain town nature show when a fast-talking mule deer offers him a crash course in woodland living.

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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. 75
    Though silly and predictable, this animated comedy has stunning visuals, a catchy soundtrack and charming characters that are family-friendly crowd-pleasers.
  3. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    70
    A witty, warmly crafted chestnut.
  4. 50
    As cartoon rip-offs go, Open Season can be surprisingly entertaining, in a made-for-6-year-olds kind of way.
  5. 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.
  6. 33
    No one makes it out of this laughless mess unscathed.
  7. This is the animated children's film equivalent of "Another 48 Hours."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24
  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, 2006
    9
    Some of the best animation I have seen in years, directing top-notch, and I laughed out loud 10-15 times. Great for kids over 5, and fun for adults.
  3. Oct 2, 2013
    7
    Here we have a film that delivered very grand humour, as well as enhancing the moral of ‘letting things go’ a moral that is especiallyHere we have a film that delivered very grand humour, as well as enhancing the moral of ‘letting things go’ a moral that is especially important for children. But while the humour and evidence of moral is elegant, the story itself is quite obtrusively cliché; for example the classic ‘disagreement’ between two protagonists was not given any spice here, which made me cringe.

    Nonetheless, as long as you don’t get disappointed by cliché, you’ll enjoy this film and the humour it has to offer.
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  4. 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 andOpen 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
  5. {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.
  6. TravisG.
    Mar 9, 2007
    3
    I really did not like this movie. I mean, its funny in 1 or 2 parts, but overall it just wasnt that funny.
  7. ScottC.
    Sep 26, 2006
    0
    Been there. Done that.

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