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.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I was just thrilled to be reminded of everything Jim Carrey can do when he lets himself riff.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    James BerardinelliReelViews
    Whatever else it may achieve, Sonic the Hedgehog is unlikely to elevate the based-on-a-videogame category above the dismal level where it has wallowed for the past quarter-century.
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    David SimsThe Atlantic
    It's not the cavalcade of horror promised by that first trailer, but rather the kind of bad movie one forgets instantly upon leaving the theater.
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    Alan NgFilm Threat
    Just a little more effort in its overall story can propel these franchises to Disney levels. Slowdown and work over the script a few more times, you might just find yourself with an exceptional film.
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    Evan GriffinThe Young Folks
    The origin of a hero movie has been done ad-nauseum in franchise films by now, and while Sonic the Hedgehog plays like a coloring book iteration of the Marvel formula, it is in an approachable way for the younger audiences.
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    Akhil AroraGadgets360
    Sonic's new design is all good, but that's only good enough to sell toys.
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    Louisa MooreScreen Zealots
    In what could only be a dead-of-winter miracle in the Upside Down, I just saw an inspired-by a video game movie that wasn't absolutely terrible.
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