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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 in Sony Pictures Animation's first full-length animated feature. Raised by kindly park ranger Beth (Debra Messing) since he was a just a cub, 900-pound grizzly Boog (Martin Lawrence) is content to spend his days entertaining Timberline tourists and his nights nestled safely in Beth's luxurious garage. Boog's life is about to get much more complicated, however, when paranoid hunter… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I have to say that the humour here (some of it Pythonesque) is mostly spot on and, at times, mischievously dark."
‑ , Time Out
"A little bit like Over the Hedge, and a lot like the upcoming Flushed Away, in which an animated house mouse is forced to fend for himself in the sewers of London, Open Season may sound a bit familiar, but it is never dull."
‑ Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News
"Animated animal buddy flick is crude but funny."
‑ Jane Boursaw, Common Sense Media
"[A] beautifully animated and funny, if formulaic, odd-couple comedy."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"full review in Greek"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"It's just okay."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"With animated movies coming out every other week or so, mediocrity is becoming a rule. Open Season loses more points than most films because of its similarities to Over the Hedge, one of the few kids films that did it right this year."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"Animated children's movies should not glamorize criminal activity and war, but that's exactly what happens in "Open Season"..."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"The animation is pleasing and Billy Connolly gives a hilarious turn as a loud-mouthed, bossy squirrel, who has never heard the notion that size intimidates"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"In the end, the hunter becomes the hunted; but wouldn't the animal rights message mean more if you actually cared about the critters?"
‑ Matthew Leyland,
"Now that we've made one of the best computer-generated talking-animal-on-an-odyssey movies in the brief but busy history of the genre, can we please, please move on?"
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"It's not deep and not totally original. But Open Season is whiplash quick with the gags and spot-on with the funny voices."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Despite inconsistencies in audience and humor, there's enough to like about Open Season."
‑ James Plath,
"Decidedly average . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, SA Movie & DVD Magazine
"Lawrence proves much less irritating as an animated bear than he does in his real-life performances."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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