Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Sweet, clumsy family film about saving owls.

PG 2006 90 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 44 reviews

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age 6+
age 2+

this is by far the best movie my friend and i have ever seen!!

Its awesome and hilarious and my friend and I have so many inside jokes quoting the movie. Teachers literally get mad at us for talking about the movie and watching it in class. WE LOVE HOOT!!!! I have also read the book, a special jewel of a book. Our favorite part is actually every part. There's never a dull moment. There is absolutly no doubt in my mind that it would be inappropriate and it's definitly a good movie for ages 1-100. This movie will knock your socks off, of course if you have socks on! i have watched this movie sooooo many times i can quote every line. Hire me for part 2, or any other Hiassen movies!!!!! To conclude, WE LOVE HOOT! Please make Hoot 2!!!!!

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