Open Season
Open Season (2006)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 29, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 30, 2007
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Open Season is a cliched palette of tired jokes and CG animal shenanigans that have been seen multiple times this cinematic year.

Time Out

I have to say that the humour here (some of it Pythonesque) is mostly spot on and, at times, mischievously dark.

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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News

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.

Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Open Season is just about everything that's wrong with modern culture.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's just okay.

Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media

Animated animal buddy flick is crude but funny.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

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?

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's not deep and not totally original. But Open Season is whiplash quick with the gags and spot-on with the funny voices.

Cole Smithey

Animated children's movies should not glamorize criminal activity and war, but that's exactly what happens in "Open Season"...

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Decent family fare. Had some good moments but not my favorite.
Jim Careter
Funny but too much toilet humor for kids. If it was more mature and the jokes were better, this would've been great.
Directors Cat
It's good if your bored. Open Season is funny at times but ultimately its far far too silly with a poor amount of witty humour apart from the teddy bear… More
Michael Edwards
a very funny, well animated, well acted, and well thought out film that will appeal to all ages of viewers
Matt Goodman
Fine animation, fine voices. I didn't mind!
Bentley Lyles
Ashton Kutcher's character did make the film a little funny but not entirely. Open Season has unimpressive animation and a weak story. This is not… More