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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.

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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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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: 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.

- Peter Debruge, Miami Herald, Friday, September 29, 2006

Audience Reviews

3 stars

I liked it. This made me giggle...

- dreamfaeries, Friday, July 9, 2010

2 stars

This is good for one reason only, the look and style. There seems to be a Tex Avery thing going on in there, based on those classic Warner cartoons with Wil E Coyote, Bugs, Daffy looks lovely and very different from other efforts. Thats it though, the characters are annoying, especially the squirrels and the voice cast are poor, could have been so much better.

- phubbs1, Wednesday, May 26, 2010

2 stars

I wish it was Open Season on whoever made this pile of crap. Honestly the mere sound of Ashton Kutcher's voice sends me into a blind, berserker rage so my opinion may be a tad skewed here. I started Open Season truly hating it. The characters were annoying, the cast was awful and Gary Sinise was playing Ted Nugent. (Nice jab at that waste of life, by the way...) The Paul Westerberg soundtrack (I know the man has children so I'm not going to begrudge the man's reasons for making the music for the movie as they're probably the same reasons I watched it) and a few legitimately funny parts thawed me out eventually. Open Season isn't particularly good but you can always say its better than Twilight.

- mjgildea, Saturday, April 24, 2010