Box art for Hop

Hop


From the creators of Despicable Me comes an all-new comedy starring E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand), the Easter Bunny, who decides to pursue his dream of becoming a rock star drummer.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    25%
  • Audience Score
    53%

common sense

ON for kids age 5
Consumerism
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
1 out of 5
Language
1 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
1 out of 5
Violence & scariness
2 out of 5

Silly animated/live-action holiday comedy is fun for kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this live-action/computer-animation hybrid Easter comedy has a positive message about reaching for your dreams. Characters occasionally use insults like "idiot," "stupid," and "freak," and there's some slapstick violence and one brief scene in which it looks like the Easter Bunny might be in trouble -- but even kids will be able to tell that everything will be OK. In one early scene, E.B. tries to get into the Playboy mansion because he thinks it's a haven for rabbits, but only adults will get the related jokes, and nothing risque is shown. Although the movie is Easter-themed, it doesn't include any references to the holiday's religious meaning (which could be a plus or a minus, depending on your family's own beliefs).

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's messages. Why is it important to pursue your dreams? What if you don't succeed?
  • What does the movie say about father-son relationships? Do you think parents should support their kids' job choices and dreams no matter what? Which father did a better job of understanding his son's goals, E.B.'s or Fred's?
  • For viewers who celebrate Easter, how do the movie's themes compare with your family's ideas and traditions surrounding the holiday?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    25%
    reviews counted: 20
    see all Hop reviews
  • Audience

    53%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: The whole thing raises questions of the type it is almost embarrassing to contemplate; it's almost like "Donnie Darko," for little kids.

- A.O. Scott, New York Times, Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rotten: If you're 12 or younger, you'll think it's hilarious. If you don't? It's going to be a long 95 minutes.

- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fresh: Hop will win audiences over with its goofy charm.

- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Thursday, March 31, 2011

Audience Reviews

3 stars

I haven't had any real desire to ever watch this, as I thought it looked pretty weak. But, I get dvd's for free and had Grant to myself Saturday so I popped it in and found myself with a kid movie I really enjoyed. Long story short the Easter Bunny is about to retire and he wants his son E.B.(Russell Brand) to take over, but he doesn't want the job. E.B. runs away and meets a loser named Fred(James Marsden) who wants the job, and the 2 set out to help one another, all while this evil chicken Carlos(Hank Azaria) threatens to take over Easter. See, total kids movie, but it is very funny. Russell Brand is absolutely perfect as E.B. I always find him either hilarious or annoying, and here he is hilarious. He has some great lines that adults will get, while never crossing the line for kids. The rest of the cast is just ok, but the story/effects/humor really shine and make a very enjoyable movie. Just goes to show, some movies can surprise ya for the better sometimes.

- fb100000145236770, Sunday, July 29, 2012

2 stars

Hop was not as funny as I was hoping, but still it brought a few laughs. The film is cute and the story is somewhat interesting. I admit I did get bored and stop paying attention in some spots. It's a film for the kids more so us adults, even if there are some jokes only us adults will get. So not to bad, but definitely far from being good.

- LWOODS04, Friday, March 29, 2013

1 star

From the creators of Despicable Me, a great family film, comes "Hop," an overly cheesy film with a plot that a child could have thought of. It is very rare that a film is ever made about the easter holiday but when we get films like these, we are reminded of why that is. James Marsden plays Fred O'Hare, an underachieving man who still lives with his parents. His parents are very upset that he does not have a job. When his childhood memory comes to life and he finds an easter bunny, the story takes a turn. Not really, but the story of the movie is that fact that he will become the first human easter bunny. Probably one of the worst ideas for a film in a long time, but the execution was not that bad, for what it was. Kids will probably love this simply lame excuse for a film, but anyone else who watches it will not accept it for anything less than what it is, pure hollywood cheese, and not the fun kind. "Hop" is a dreadful movie with unfunny jokes and visual effects that will make you want to hurl. Definitely skip this one people!

- fb733768972, Saturday, March 31, 2012