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Open Season

anime & animation, children & family, comedy

In Sony Pictures Animation™s first feature film, the animated action adventure comedy Open Season, the odd are about to get even.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

ON for kids age 5
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
3 out of 5

Animated animal buddy flick is crude but funny.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie is rife with bathroom humor involving toilets, poop, farts, spit, snot, and underwear. Younger kids will laugh at the obvious stuff and won't get the edgier humor aimed at older audiences. That said, some little ones might find the hunting-themed images -- guns, deer strapped to the front of trucks, hunters swarming the woods for fresh meat -- a bit disturbing. On the plus side, the movie might encourage older kids to put themselves in Boog's paws and consider what life is like outside their own neighborhood.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the importance of putting yourself in others' shoes. What if you went from a comfortable life -- like Boog's -- to having to fight for survival? Maybe that's a little weighty for kids under 10, but they'll get the message that it's good to nurture friendships and lean on each other through tough times. Families can also discuss the practice of hunting. Why do some people love hunting and others hate it? Why does hunting have to be regulated?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 18
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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: While the filmmakers here have provided us with a passable tale that is mildly humorous, Open Season breaks no new ground, from neither the animation nor the storytelling.

- Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times, Friday, September 29, 2006

Fresh: 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.

- Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News, Friday, September 29, 2006

Fresh: This debut offering from Sony Pictures Animation has a giddy energy about it and a gleeful sense of its own weirdness.

- Christy Lemire, Associated Press, Friday, September 29, 2006

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Decent family fare. Had some good moments but not my favorite.

- jmanard52, Sunday, May 11, 2008

3 stars


- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Thursday, July 29, 2010

3 stars

I liked it. This made me giggle...

- dreamfaeries, Friday, July 9, 2010