Over the Hedge

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67

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Universal acclaim- based on 188 Ratings

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  • Summary: A mischievous raccoon (Willis) and his sensitive best-buddy turtle (Shandling) along with other forest creatures try to resist the evils and temptations of encroaching suburbia.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    88
    It's very funny, and the little woodland critters that make up the cast are a kiddie-pleasing bunch.
  3. This enjoyable Dreamworks animated comedy is well timed.
  4. Offers plenty of modest pleasures.
  5. A backyard ecological comedy outfitted with some fine, silly slapstick and clever animal characters.
  6. Though the animation is solid and the writing reasonably clever, Over the Hedge is clearly more about packaging than freshness or substance.
  7. There is no poetry here and little thought.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 53
  2. Negative: 2 out of 53
  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. Expand
  2. KevinC.
    May 28, 2006
    10
    I have no idea why critics aren't more in love with this. On par with serious art? Of course not, but it's not trying. For an I have no idea why critics aren't more in love with this. On par with serious art? Of course not, but it's not trying. For an animated family movie it's top notch and sits well next to Ice Age, Toy Story, etc. Went and saw it with a group of mid-twentysomethings and we all really enjoyed it. Collapse
  3. Aug 7, 2015
    9
    In desperate need of a sequel. This movie was really great, its funny how I accidentally saw the film when it was released, but it was worthIn desperate need of a sequel. This movie was really great, its funny how I accidentally saw the film when it was released, but it was worth it. Dreamworks really had something with over the hedge, it had fresh comedy to relatable humor and it just worked so damn well. Expand
  4. MichaelA
    Oct 24, 2006
    8
    The best animated movie of the year so far! It was very funny and I liked the plot. I loved the characters and the choices of actors were The best animated movie of the year so far! It was very funny and I liked the plot. I loved the characters and the choices of actors were superb! Just too short for my case (1hr 10 min) and there are some movies that can be better. Definitely a nominee in the next Academy Awards! (AA in 2007) Hammy= best character this year! Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2014
    7
    Much like Ratatouille it make me hungry with the animals talking about food. The film is quite funny with some of the one liners from theMuch like Ratatouille it make me hungry with the animals talking about food. The film is quite funny with some of the one liners from the characters and has a decent storyline, I don't really know what else to say other than it's pretty good. Expand
  6. Patrick
    Sep 20, 2006
    7
    The most enjoyable CGI film of the year.
  7. BeccaV.
    Jun 3, 2006
    0
    i think this movie was awful because of the jokes. they were sooo inapropriate. Like when they said "cookie". that has a hidden meaning.

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