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Hoot (2006)

Hoot

Overview


Genre

Adventure, Mystery

Release Date

May 05, 2006

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

90 min.

Production Budget

$15 millions

Studio

New Line Cinema

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Wil Shriner

Producer

Jimmy Buffett, Frank Marshall

Screenwriter

Wil Shriner

Starring

Story


Three middle-schoolers take on greedy land developers, corrupt politicians, and clueless cops in the mystery adventure "Hoot". Based on Carl Hiaasen's Newberry Honor-winning book, "Hoot" revolves around a Montana boy who moves to Florida and unearths a disturbing threat to a local population of endangered owls. Determined to protect his new environment, the boy and his friends fight to prevent the adults from making a big mistake. Packed with surprising plot twists, quirky characters, and offbeat humor, "Hoot" is a classic story that's fun for all ages.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..has a certain made-for-TV or old-fashioned feel..”
by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
“..an Afterschool Special too crummy to give a hoot about..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..as flatly and sincerely as an afterschool special..”
by Tasha Robinson [The Onion A.V. Club]