Open Season (2006) - Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear, finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are to form a rag-tag army against the hunters.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Roger Allers
Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Martin Lawrence
Length: 86 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 25 out of 115 found boring (21.73%)

One-line Reviews (83)

Asides from the consistent, heartfelt humor, this gentle concept goes the extra mile with an engaging theme that again puts imaginative children into the perspectives of a different set of fun-loving, morally-abiding, trouble-bringing animals.

It may take a whole but this movie was really boring and lacked a great plot and setting.

Out of the 6 people that watched it, 5 (me, wife, father-in-law, 12yo girl, 8yo boy) found it stupid and boring while 1 (5yo boy) liked it.

Worth watching!

It is too short however, there are some predictable parts in the story and it occasionally feels too rushed.

Unfortunately, the story was bland and the jokes were only mildly funny, so it will not be one of the best kids movies you're going to see this year.

Other than very good 3D animation and the last, all too short, ten minute or so, animal rebellion episode, this movie was BORING.

Nevertheless, it's entertaining enough, the animation is of course stellar, and it will definitely entertain the kiddies.

The movie seemed very boring from the start to finish.

I love the entire thing although it was too short, but if it was longer we'd probably think it was dragged out so maybe it's better off short.

It's your typical 'coming of age' back to the wild plot.

I have no reservations about any of the content in this movie, and I would highly recommend it to anyone with children.

Open Season is enjoyable for everyone.

I took my 4-year old grandson to see it, and we both thoroughly enjoyed it!

Silly fun, good popcorn movie and entertaining to boot!

About half way through the movie I was expecting it to have a twist or something but my friend and I were pretty much bored through the whole movie.

Boring and not funny.

boring movie .

Open season takes every cliché, every situation, every lame joke that ever (dis)graced the screen, tries to cram all of them into 83 minutes and doesn't even attempt to tie them together into a coherent whole.

Predictable kiddie fare with okay animation and some good throwaway moments here and there.

To summarize: there is no plot to speak of, there is no acting to speak of, no suspense, no believability, no feelings for the protagonists or the antagonists (except annoyance), nothing notable or memorable.

This is no Incredibles by any means, but the two little girls I took enjoyed it a heck of a lot more than Cars.

Anyway, Open Season is a guaranteed money-maker, so grinching about it is pretty much pointless.

The film has better pacing than almost any other film of the time in this genre, and the key scenes are well-established and strangely engrossing.

Get by the left coast hatred of hunters and firearms and you're left with the mildly entertaining animated feature, Open Season.

The story behind Pixar's Up was so absorbing that you actually forgot it was in 3d.

Talking animals are getting boring.

Although it gets better towards the ending, its still quite boring.

A waste of time.

The story and the lines were just plain boring.

Overall, the film was entertaining.

I found myself chuckling a bit, but seriously this is a waste of time money and talent.

Although somewhat entertaining, it was quickly forgotten after we left the theater (with the exception of the Austin Powers like shadow scene behind the curtain).

His character was unBEARable (pun intended)!

The story was weak and utilized too many predictable clichés.


We ALL enjoyed it and thought it was cute and funny!

And truly, without it, the movie might have been a little boring for adults.

Might keep the kids entertained, but a real snoozer for adults.

Unfortunately, the story was bland and the jokes were only mildly funny, so it will not be one of the best kids movies you're going to see this year.

It's not really bad, it's just bland and boring.

But the plot is predictable and most of the humor is and Unfunny and some are gross.

Although somewhat entertaining, it was quickly forgotten after we left the theater (with the exception of the Austin Powers like shadow scene behind the curtain).

A watchable Sony Pictures Animation feature, but also somewhat of a bland one .

It has a good message, the animation is great and it is an enjoyable film.

The game was more entertaining, and I usually don't like this kind of games.

The story itself left something to be desired, because it was very predictable and filled with clichés.

It is mostly about a fish out of water story, which makes it a bit dull because we've seen a lot of those.

Seeing this movie in IMAX/3D certainly is a plus, because it keeps you from noticing how slow this movie goes.

The character work is lackadaisical and the bland songs should've been omitted.

Worst movie I have ever seen!

For CGI fans, I don't think "Open Season" is that bad a film to check out, but I certainly wouldn't expect it to be the most entertaining, original, or visually impressive film of its kind, or else I think you will likely end up severely disappointed.

Boring, no humor found .

A very enjoyable kid's movie.

Overall, while entertaining, 'Open Season' is not even close to the Pixars of the animated world.

Gary Sinise voices hunter Shaw in what amounts to a cardboard character cliché that never seems to elevate.

This work bears some highly entertaining elements (I LOVE what they've done to the rabbits!

When, Boog is hiding in Shaw's house, that scene is totally thrilling and funny.

If the writers of Dreamworks are lacking ideas maybe they should slow down on their animations about animals.

This film gets slightly boring after a while.

The basic storyline is as cliché as you can get: a typical fish out of water story.

It is so stupid and tiresome that the commercial breaks (we saw it on cable) were a relief.

Even Wathcing With Open Minded I Still Find This To Be Rather Boring.

Some jokes are only for the parents, so they can have an entertaining time, too.

The plot was so boring, I almost fell asleep!

This water chase scene goes on for about 5 minutes, maybe a little more; but it's so exciting and amazing to watch!

Shaw, voiced by Gary Sinise, is a rather bland and stale antagonist, even though they got a good actor to provide his voice.

I found it to be very entertaining.

Coraline was even more effective with 3d, completely absorbing you into its surreal, stylized world.

About 20 minutes into watching it, I started counting how many times I said this was the worst movie ever.

It is, of course, totally predictable, and brings home nothing new or extraordinary.

Perhaps it is the left-leaning attributes of these filmmakers: the redneck-bashing, pro-environmental message guided by our sarcastic furry friends that keeps the movie somewhat engaging for the chaperones.

I thoroughly enjoyed it, in fact for me it is the best animation I have ever seen in my life.

A few of the actors and actresses have a kind of gross/scary look that seems to somehow be the result of the decade itself, and the score is maddeningly repetitive.

What you get here is a bland 3D flick.

"Open Season" is a very entertaining animated film.

With voice talent like a German accent wiener dog or a enthusiastic British accent for the little squirrel who controls most of the trees in the forest, the scene was very enjoyable to watch.

There are a bunch of things in this movie are forgetable and boring.

Maybe I'm a little forgiving of this movie because of the positive memories it's associated with, but I really do think that Open Season is an entertaining film for parents and children.

This movie is bad, not "cult" bad, not "so bad it's good", not even "funny" bad, just plain old boring bad.

Open Season is a fun and very enjoyable film for kids and families.

Nothing we haven't seen before, but mildly entertaining and not without its charms.

Not just because my expectations were so low, but found it to be quite enjoyable altogether.