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Hoot (2006) Don't let the Carl Hiaasen pedigree fool you: Hoot is an Afterschool Special too crummy to give a hoot about. Roy (Logan Lerman), the new… 2006-05-05 PG PT90M Comedy Kids and Family Logan Lerman Cody Linley Brie Larson Luke Wilson New Line Cinema
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Hoot (2006)

MPAA Rating: PG

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FOR THE BIRDS Lerman and Jimmy Buffett in Hoot
Image credit: Hoot: Glenn Watson
FOR THE BIRDS Lerman and Jimmy Buffett in Hoot
EW's GRADE
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Details Release Date: May 05, 2006; Rated: PG; Length: 90 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Kids and Family; With: Logan Lerman and Cody Linley; Distributor: New Line Cinema

Don't let the Carl Hiaasen pedigree fool you: Hoot is an Afterschool Special too crummy to give a hoot about. Roy (Logan Lerman), the new kid at a Florida middle school, tries to save a clearing of owls from a corporate meanie who wants to pave paradise and put up a pancake house. Incidentally, are we meant to read anything into the way that Roy befriends a girl soccer hellion (Brie Larson) — the Kristy McNichol role — yet shows far more interest in the local runaway, a barefoot sprinter (Cody Linley) styled to look like Christopher Atkins in The Blue Lagoon? Just asking.

Originally posted May 03, 2006 Published in issue #876 May 12, 2006 Order article reprints