Over the Hedge

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Nick De Semlyen
    60
    You'll soon be sick of digital furballs, but there’s plenty of fun here.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    60
    Despite a sprinkling of laughs and eye-catching moments, this adaptation of a popular comicstrip reps a middling effort from the house that "Shrek" built, a rather narrowly conceived tale that makes only modest hay from the overworked conflict between wildlife and encroaching humans.
  3. Even with Levy and O'Hara and Shandling adding what they can, you can only enjoy the voices behind the critters so much when the images fall so short.
  4. Like a lot of animated fare, it's overly busy, lacking the comic's gentle, contemplative air.
  5. 50
    The disappointingly pedestrian computer-animated Over the Hedge will be more entertaining for little tykes than their older siblings and parents, and would not seem out of place on Saturday morning television.
  6. Over the Hedge isn't by any stretch bad. It's just banal.
  7. 40
    "Lady and the Tramp" all by its lonesome is worth a dozen of these meat-grinders -- crude commodities, plush toys and product placements in search of a story from which to hang their price tags.
  8. There is no poetry here and little thought.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 215 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 58
  2. Negative: 2 out of 58
  1. Oct 18, 2010
    10
    I didn't know there was a comic strip about it before this was made. I didn't even read it. anyway, this movie is way beyond good. its great.I didn't know there was a comic strip about it before this was made. I didn't even read it. anyway, this movie is way beyond good. its great. the animation kicks ***, the characters were well-done, and the songs were great. Over The Hedge is just the right CGI movie for people all around the world. Full Review »
  2. Oct 23, 2011
    6
    The film sometimes jumps "Over the Hedge" in terms of story or comedy, but nevertheless at least its linear and simple to understand.
  3. Jan 29, 2012
    9
    Over the Hedge is funny, original, visually dazzling and heartwarming. Just the film isn't as well executed as many would hope it too be. ButOver the Hedge is funny, original, visually dazzling and heartwarming. Just the film isn't as well executed as many would hope it too be. But anyways the film is great and I give it a solid 86%. Full Review »