Writing from the Cannes Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter states that DreamWorks’ latest CGI comedy Over The Hedge “is a backyard ecological comedy outfitted with some fine, silly slapstick and clever animal characters. One gets the sense though that the animation team isn’t pushing the edges of their computers the way the Pixar gang does. Directors Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick do a crackerjack job of filling the screen with lively, ingratiating creatures [but] the humans are crudely drawn [although] the two prominently featured have distinctly evil personalities that make up for their rudimentary design”.