88

New York Post

If they were still making Looney Tunes, they'd look a lot like Over the Hedge.
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88

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's very funny, and the little woodland critters that make up the cast are a kiddie-pleasing bunch.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The visual and verbal jokes are as bouncy and multilevel (hip height for adults, knee-slap-size for kids) as we have come, no doubt selfishly, to expect from DreamWorks.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The computer-animation is terrific, most of the slapstick gags are fun, and Wanda Sykes' voice performance as feisty Stella the Skunk is one that will be remembered - and not because it stinks.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
This has to be the first children's film to weave a Grand Theft Auto joke into the script -- and like most things in the movie, it's pretty amusing.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The vividly animated film -- based on a comic strip by Michael Fry and T. Lewis -- has an appealing balance of comic bits and exhilarating action sequences.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Offers plenty of modest pleasures.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A backyard ecological comedy outfitted with some fine, silly slapstick and clever animal characters.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
There is actually an occasional moment of inspiration, but as an experience, the movie doesn't hog much shelf space in the memory.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Over the Hedge isn't by any stretch bad. It's just banal.
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67 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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