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By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Animal comedy has positive messages but weak story.

Movie PG 2017 96 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 8+

Really messed up

Honestly with the pandemic going on right now in (2020) I thought it was incredibly messed up that Netflix posted this movie just the other day!!!!! I know the movie isn't from this year but it just rang really wrong with everything going on. Aside from that I agree with the kids reviews it kept changing scenes and the characters changed personalities and the pretty much only female character was lifeless and didn't add anything to the movie aside from the weird romance??? It felt like Bobby the main hedgehogs came out of nowhere and decided to defend this random hedgehog community he knew nothing about, fell in love with Rose after one day, and where did that one random kid who was defending the animals even come from? And the whole humans trying to kill of the animals in this weird colliseum "forest" because they are perceived to be the reason for the viral outbreak similar to what is going on now but then it is revealed by the leader of the human Hazmat team that it's not about a virus at all it's simply about money????? My mind was blown.
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age 7+

Best Movie Ever

Hedgehogs is a work of art. This movie is an inspiring coming of age story that all ages can enjoy. While all of the characters had unique backstories and personalities, one character stood out from the rest as the funniest, most lovable, and most poetic of them all. Hubert the bird was the glue that held the movie together. This movie changed my life. It is truly a work of art and certainly surpasses any Disney or Pixar movie. I hope to see a hedgehogs 2 coming soon to a theater near me.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Sporting a colorful palette and a familiar hero's journey, this animated adventure is far from outstanding, but it'll be fine for younger audiences who can't get enough of animal comedies. That said, let's get one key thing out of the way: Hedgehogs are nocturnal, which is just one of several fundamental truths about the animals that this movie gets wrong. They also can't throw their spines like porcupines. Of course, hedgehogs also don't speak, so maybe the filmmakers can be forgiven for stretching and changing the facts about the adorable animals.

Bobby's story is a clear mistaken-identity comedy, and his friendship with Hubert the pigeon is cute enough -- particularly when Hubert makes Bobby wings so he can fly with the rest of the birds. Where the story suffers -- and lags -- is in the various subplots involving evil, greedy humans and unnecessary romances (Bobby's hedgehog love interest even has "curly," fashionable spines that she doesn't raise during a fight, like the guys do!). And, as a villain, the angry badger (or whatever animal he's supposed to be) isn't all that frightening, but that's probably for the best. The movie is best when it concentrates on the importance of friendship and teamwork, but with so many excellent family-friendly animated movies available, this one is ultimately below par: It's fine to stream for a few laughs, but nothing you'd buy for your personal collection.

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