Sonic the Hedgehog

critic Reviews

64% Fresh Tomatometer Score64%
  • Fittingly fleet and frequently fun, Sonic the Hedgehog is a video game-inspired adventure the whole family can enjoy -- and a fine excuse for Jim Carrey to tap into the manic energy that launched his career.
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    Christy LemireBreakfast All Day
    If you want [a] light, fun escape, this is it.
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    Ed PottonTimes (UK)
    Sure, there's enough here to divert small people for a while, but their parents would do well to bring a blindfold and ear plugs.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    File this one away next to the live-action Alvin and the Chipmunks, the live-action Yogi Bear, and the live-action Rocky and Bullwinkle. It's nothing we haven't seen before.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    The world contains many terrible video game movies. This isn't one of them.
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    Aparita BhandariGlobe and Mail
    The simple storyline finds a way to adapt the games' characters and themes, by adding universal concepts such as friendship to the original games' tension between nature and machines.
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    Peter RainerFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    Affectionate, charming, and genial.
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    Dan BuffaKSDK News (St. Louis)
    Adults, even an aged millennial, should get a kick out of seeing Carrey actually have fun in a role for the first time in years. He taps into all his old manic energy here.
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    Doug WalkerChannel Awesome
    A slow road-trip is not what's fun about Sonic.
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    Emmanuel NoisetteThe Movie Blog
    Sonic the Hedgehog is a fun and entertaining ride for all to enjoy. It found a way to make itself open to both lovers of the video game franchise and newcomers. The humans were unnecessary, save for Jim Carrey, but a sequel will hopefully improve that.
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    Nathaniel WayneCouncil of Geeks
    As someone with no nostalgia for Sonic it's just "fine." It only insulted my intelligence a handful of times at the end of the day.
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