Over the Hedge
Over the Hedge (2006)

This tale centers on a mischievous con-artist raccoon named R.J. and a sensitive turtle named Verne. When R.J., Verne and their woodland friends find a suburban housing development encroaching on their forest home, Verne's first… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 19, 2006
DVD Release Date: October 17, 2006
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Bruce Diones
New Yorker

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

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Time Out

It misses the mark a couple of times but in the main, it's good clean fun.

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

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.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

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.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

An endearingly cheerful animated feature from DreamWorks.

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Neil Miller
Film School Rejects

Adventure, cute and cuddly animals, and some wit make for a wonderful experience!

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

The final showdown, in which the critters tangle with security-rigged lawn flamingos and garden gnomes, would have made Rube Goldberg proud.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Over The Hedge is cute without being cutesy, satirical without being too cynical, and just a whole lot of fun.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A surprisingly very good animated adventure that relishes in simplicity...

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Another cute family film that my daughter and i had a good time with enjoying the fun.
Phil Hubbs
This is the best animated film for along time, not as cool or original as 'Toy Story' but the next best for sometime (animal based anyway). Its got… More
Albert Kim
OVUH THE HEDGEEEEE! A pretty entertaining movie but nowhere near the caliber of any Pixar movie or Dreamworks' greater efforts.
Unknown Hobo
I didn't really enjoy this movie. The story line seemed forced and over thought, like they were waiting for you to laugh. You hear the words "Bruce… More
Directors Cat
This film intrigued me when I found out the plot and name for the first time and whilst watching it I did find it was interesting, it provided a solid hippy… More
Jim Careter
I enjoyed this animated comedy. It had a fun story a hilarious characters. I didn't like the small enviornment and how all we get to see is a few houses,… More