Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge
Over the Hedge
  • PG
  • 1h 23m
  • 2006
Certified Fresh75%
Common Sense Media Iconage 5+
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A group of hungry critters led by RJ the raccoon (Bruce Willis) plot to make their way over a giant hedge that was built to separate the woodland animals from their usual treasure trove of snack food. The gang sets out to overcome the new divide in hopes of pleasing a hungry bear – and themselves.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh75%
Critics Consensus: Even if it's not an animation classic, Over the Hedge is clever and fun, and the jokes cater to family members of all ages.
Reviews
New Yorker
Bruce Diones
Fresh

The story has a loony, slapstick verve, and the star-studded voice work is uniformly entertaining.

June 22, 2017
Chicago Reader
Andrea Gronvall
Fresh

The final showdown, in which the critters tangle with security-rigged lawn flamingos and garden gn...

June 21, 2017
BBC.com
Neil Smith
Rotten

Lack of a decent plot or memorable characters starts to show around the hour mark.

June 21, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

There's a moderate amount of fun to be had.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Cute animated tale with some mild scares, cartoon violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this animated movie includes a fair amount of cartoon violence. Characters are crushed, blown up, flattened, banged, burned, and bounced -- all in good, Chuck-Jones-influenced fun. Animal protagonists steal food from each other and from unsympathetic humans. When a raccoon steals a bear's winter stash of food, the bear threatens retaliation and the raccoon fools other "foragers" into stealing food from humans to repay the bear and save himself. A human exterminator brings traps and brutal gizmos (his truck is adorned by a man slamming a bunny with a hammer). This exterminator suffers physical abuses (zapped by his own traps). Younger kids will laugh at the obvious stuff and won't get the edgier humor aimed at older audiences, so this is one that several age groups can enjoy together.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:May 19, 2006
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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