(2006)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

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75
New York Daily News
Given that so many people have dismissed Ashton Kutcher as a superficial pretty boy, it seems a little ironic that his best work this week is two-dimensional: He makes a passable action hero in "The Guardian," but he's downright adorable in Open Season, a cheerful animated comedy built on his winningly loose voice performance.
75
Chicago Tribune
Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher may seem like an odd-sounding comedy team, but in some weird way, they click as voice-actors and cartoon buddies in Open Season.
75
Though silly and predictable, this animated comedy has stunning visuals, a catchy soundtrack and charming characters that are family-friendly crowd-pleasers.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Despite that nagging whiff of familiarity, there are enough character quirks and inspired bits of funny business to carry this amiable if slight tale.
63
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
The film wraps mindless cartoon violence and a few fart jokes around life lessons about friendship and responsibility. Kids should like it; parents won't mind it.
60
An amusing if slight excursion into nature with a group of animals who turn the tables on their collective nemeses, the hunters.
58
Entertainment Weekly
The overfamiliar Open Season feels like just another CG 'toon in our 'toon-glutted times.
50
As cartoon rip-offs go, Open Season can be surprisingly entertaining, in a made-for-6-year-olds kind of way.
38
Miami Herald
For an inaugural effort, Open Season ain't bad, but the studio shows far more promise with its gee-whiz visuals than it does in the story department.
30
Little more than paint-by-numbers filmmaking, and it fails in the most important charge of any children's movie: to transport its young and impressionable audience to a world where anything is possible, rather than to one where everything's been thought of already.
25
This is the animated children's film equivalent of "Another 48 Hours."
25
New York Post
An excellent case for euthanizing the entire talking-animals genre.

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