Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 91
    This isn't much of a plot, but as in the "Toy Story" films the combination of a varied cast of characters and a vision of the human world from an unlikely perspective make for consistent amusement.
  2. The film stays true to its characters and keeps the laughs coming in what may be the closest thing in spirit to the old Warner Bros. Looney Tunes to hit the screen in years. And when it comes to animation designed primarily for laughs, praise doesn't come any higher than that.
  3. 91
    Over The Hedge stands out as genuinely witty and even a little barbed. Its chipper, sneering outsider's look at suburban sprawl and conformity isn't going to change the world, but it's still self-aware enough to be reasonably smart.
  4. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    88
    If they were still making Looney Tunes, they'd look a lot like Over the Hedge.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    88
    It's very funny, and the little woodland critters that make up the cast are a kiddie-pleasing bunch.
  6. The visual and verbal jokes are as bouncy and multilevel (hip height for adults, knee-slap-size for kids) as we have come, no doubt selfishly, to expect from DreamWorks.
  7. This enjoyable Dreamworks animated comedy is well timed.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 121 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 48
  2. Negative: 2 out of 48
  1. 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.
  2. 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. 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 »
  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. But anyways the film is great and I give it a solid 86%. Full Review »