Hoot

Theatrical Release: May 5, 2006
DVD Release: August 15, 2006
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Synopsis

Three middle-schoolers take on greedy land developers, corrupt politicians, and clueless cops in the mystery adventure “Hoot.” Based on Carl Hiaasen’s Newberry Honor-winning book, “Hoot” revolves around a Montana boy who moves to Florida and unearths a disturbing threat to a local population of endangered owls. Determined to protect his new environment, the boy and his friends fight to prevent the adults from making a big mistake.

Dove Review

“Hoot” is a wonderful film that the entire family can enjoy. Three kids take on a greedy corporation to save some local wildlife. Add some zany antics by a bumbling police officer and you have an entertaining story that will keep the kids’ attention. There is also some wonderful scenery of Montana and Florida. With minimal foul language and some mild violence “Hoot” easily receives the Dove Seal.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: D-1; Screwed up-3; OMG-1
Violence: Man hit in head with coconut; boy hit in head with golf ball; boys face pushed against window; boy bitten by dog; boy hits another boy-breaks his nose.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Boy tied to pole in underwear.
Other: There are no consequences for the three teenagers who vandalize property, and gag and tie up the president of a company. It seems that this film is promoting the end justifies the means. Parents should be ready to explain that there are many good causes to fight for, but people must be prepared to fight within the laws of the land.

Info

Company: New Line Cinema
Writer: Wil Shriner
Director: Wil Shriner
Producer: Jimmy Buffett
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Dave Lukens