“A Must See”
“Hop Is A Harmless , Cute , Innocent , And Furry Fun Ride The Whole Family Is Going To Enjoy. Its Inventive , Creative And Seemingly Original. At Times It Feels Like A Kids Movie With Just Enough Humor In There To Entertain The Older Audiences”
“Great Movie For The Kids, And Cute For Adults Too.”
“HOP Was Awsome”
It's Alvin and the Chipmunks with only one chipmunk, and (if possible) even less fun.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
The whole thing raises questions of the type it is almost embarrassing to contemplate; it's almost like "Donnie Darko," for little kids.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
It's a combination of the worst movies about trouble in Santa Claus's north pole toy factory and a version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory lethally laced with sugar.
Philip French - Guardian [UK]
A soulless and depressing film, with plasticky production design.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
Hop will win audiences over with its goofy charm.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
It offers a glimmer of amusement, but only to kids still young enough to believe in the Easter Bunny.
Sandie Angulo Chen - Washington Post
Brand does manage to play an obnoxious creature with a kind of charm. He feels like the only person who doesn't need this movie.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
Despite its scattered frenzy, Hop -- thanks to its fondness for smushing together seemingly incongruous elements and Marsden's goofy, bug-eyed mugging -- is just demented enough to deliver a fleeting sugar rush.
Nick Schager - Village Voice
As fake and forgettable as a marshmallow Peep, "Hop" goes down easy enough. It's the thought of a talented actor stuck on an industry conveyor belt that leaves an unfortunate aftertaste.
Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News
...the almost willfully brain-dead tone of Hop began trying my patience right off the bat.
Glenn Kenny - MSN Movies
"Hop" is hip. And sassy, speedy and slick. It's that rarest of surprises, a movie for kids that transcends age barriers.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Hop is just too shrill, slick and sickly sweet for anybody's good. Watching it won't rot your teeth, but it could leave an ugly cavity in your brain.
Tom Long - Detroit News
If you're 12 or younger, you'll think it's hilarious. If you don't? It's going to be a long 95 minutes.
Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic
Hop integrates animated characters into live-action settings, relying on director Tim Hill to handle the logistics of convincingly blending both worlds.
Peter Debruge - Variety
Presented with the opportunity to do the first-ever big-budget Easter bunny flick mixing live action and animation, "Hop" gives us . . . a bunny who poops jelly beans.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
Would it kill a writer or three to find a couple of laughs in all this? You've got Hugh Laurie and Russell Brand and you can't give them a couple dozen zingers to make this thing move along?
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Smaller kids will think E.B. is real, older kids will be bored by the story and adults will think David Hasselhoff must really need the money.
Linda Barnard - Toronto Star
Kids will love Brand's frenetic drumming take on E.B., adults will love that there are a few clandestine adult jokes.
Laremy Legel - Film.com
Though the integration of live action and animation is improving (especially a scene where E.B. cuddles with Fred's sister), it's still a slightly disorienting experience.
Liam Lacey - Globe and Mail
A fun and funny mix of live action and animation that puts the hop back into Easter.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
Hop has one of the cutest bunnies you'll ever see and plenty of other eye candy among its computer-generated visuals, yet there's not much bounce to the story behind this interspecies buddy comedy.
David Germain - Associated Press
The only thing missing is any real wonder, imagination or comic verve.
Robert Abele - Los Angeles Times
A chip off the old munk -- "Chipmunk." And that's not a good thing.
Roger Moore - McClatchy-Tribune News Service
The story is really all over the place, but it's your only choice for an Easter Bunny movie for miles around, so expect to see this one cycled around again each spring.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
Harmless but not exactly clever.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Hop starts out cute, but slowly dissolves into a mundane, droll experience completely derivative of Alvin and the Chipmunks and numerous Christmas movies.
R. L. Shaffer - IGN DVD
It's not brilliant, but you probably already guessed that; this is a film about a mythical rabbit who poops jellybeans, after all...
Jayne Nelson - SFX Magazine
Director Hill, who previously combined live action and animation with the second "Garfield" film as well as "Alvin and the Chipmunks," has a way of telling a story seamlessly.
Michael A. Smith - MediaMikes
Hop is populated with humour that is slow, dated and mindless, an ADD confection of half-baked slapstick and notions of the healing power of Easter chocolate.
Andrew Simpson - Fan The Fire
Mark Kermode - BBC Radio Five Live
Hop isn't charmless, but it is inert.
Matt Fowler - IGN Movies
A mostly silent theater filled with kids is one indication of this failed venture, a clock-watching pace and overall lack of creativity are two more
Bruce Bennett - Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Santa is SO last year.
Grae Drake - Movies.com
As cute and cuddly as a plush, floppy-eared rabbit despite a character some may find offensive: a Spanish-accented chick named Carlos...plotting to dethrone the Easter Bunny.
Fr. Chris Carpenter - Movie Dearest
Almost every scene's overscored, overtold or overdone to the point of the jokes getting runny. Hop seems to think filling out the formula and being super-duper eager-to-please is enough. Hobbling along, this bunny just ain't funny.
Brian Gibson - Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
The bunny poops jelly beans, which provides a nice metaphor: The film is slick and colorful, but it's formulaic crap.
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Eggcellent family fare.
Roger Tennis - Cinemaclips.com
full review at Movies for the Masses
Joseph Proimakis - Movies for the Masses
Perfectly pleasant, funny, if unexceptional Easter holiday movie.
Jim Schembri - The Age (Australia)
... as sweet and tasty as a candy marshmallow chick -- and about as nourishing.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
Parts of this movie made me hopping-mad. But, hey, I'm a bunny and I hop a lot. It annoyed my two-legs, too, though, and she never hops.
Linda Cook - KWQC-TV (Iowa)
[A] heavily marketed piece of unfunny.
Brett Michel - Boston Herald
Hop is the kind of movie that makes helpless critics wish we could stage an intervention. Parents! It doesn't have to come to this!
Steven D. Greydanus - Decent Films Guide
Cute-and-cuddly, filled with frantic, family-friendly bunny banter, it's nevertheless derivative of 'The Santa Clause' and 'The Tooth Fairy' - and decidedly mediocre.
Susan Granger - SSG Syndicate
This was the first time in a long time I can remember really craving a piece of candy during a movie
Jeanne Kaplan - Kaplan vs. Kaplan
A clunky, mirth-challenged mix of live action and animation, Hop should be bounced to the back of the family's to-do list in the coming holiday period.
Leigh Paatsch - Herald Sun (Australia)
For the most part it tries too hard, lurching from one plot contrivance to another and never giving any of its cast (apart from the heroically hard-working Marsden) much to do.
Philippa Hawker - The Age (Australia)
You know that sense of childlike wonder you experience when you tear away the shiny foil and bite into a huge milk chocolate egg - only it turns out to be carob? Well, Hop is a carob egg.
Simon Foster - sbs.com.au
The film is bright and breezy and the animation is first rate. Some of the jokes are lame, and it's more a film for younger, and less sophisticated children.
David Stratton - At the Movies (Australia)
I wish I could say that Hop is a complex remake of Scorsese's own controversial Easter movie, but it's more likely that any similarity between characters living, dead or reborn are completely coincidental.
Simon Miraudo - Quickflix