Over the Hedge
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A group of feisty forest critters awaken following the winter freeze to discover that not only has a new neighborhood cropped up during the cold months, but living in close proximity to humans may have its benefits in this computer-animated comedy-adventure for all ages featuring the voices of Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, Wanda Sykes, Avril Lavigne, Eugene Levy, and William Shatner. Despite Verne the Turtle's (Garry Shandling) initial hesitance to breach the formidable foliage that has appeared on his doorstep since last fall, the arrival of fearless raccoon RJ (Willis) and… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

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"The story has a loony, slapstick verve, and the star-studded voice work is uniformly entertaining."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"It misses the mark a couple of times but in the main, it's good clean fun."
‑ , Time Out
"A colorful and engaging comedy of suburbia's encroachment into the wilderness and its consequences for a motley crew of animals just awakened from hibernation."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
"Caffeine freak critters, duplicitous raccoons, a highly talented cast and Bill Shatner in overacting overdrive -- it's like coming out of hibernation and waking in an animator's playground."
‑ Paul Aston, Film4
"A clever and fun escape from the summer blahs."
‑ Brian Tallerico, UGO
"If Over the Hedge aims solely to entertain, it does so in a way that's mildly amusing but mostly hackneyed. If it aims to instruct, it weakens its own argument with the plethora of product tie-ins."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"An endearingly cheerful animated feature from DreamWorks."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Adventure, cute and cuddly animals, and some wit make for a wonderful experience!"
‑ Neil Miller, Film School Rejects
"The story is no grabber, and the sight gags are labored, but the animation is sleekly pretty, and it goes by painlessly enough."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"A cookie-cutter money-spinner, finely tooled for maximum profit, but utterly lacking timeless charm."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"The final showdown, in which the critters tangle with security-rigged lawn flamingos and garden gnomes, would have made Rube Goldberg proud."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"Over The Hedge is cute without being cutesy, satirical without being too cynical, and just a whole lot of fun."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"A surprisingly very good animated adventure that relishes in simplicity..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"I watched the film with very low expectations and was pleasantly surprised by its heart and its humor."
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"The new Dreamworks CGI animated feature ignores much of the satire and tries to cram the rest into the usual kids movie format."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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