Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

Jim Carrey and James Marsden star in this live-action adventure based on the popular Sega video game franchise.

A small-town South Dakota cop (Marsden) teams up with Sonic the Hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz) to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Carrey).

2020Rating: PG, Violence99 minsUSA, Japan
AdventureBlockbuster
84%
want to see

Streaming (4 Providers)

Reviews & comments

Flicks

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

Look, it was never going to be easy turning an insane concept like Sonic—a super-fast blue rodent with a ring fetish—into a broadly-appealing film, but Sonic the Hedgehog‘s absolute refusal to lean into its own weirdness has resulted in a predictably wholesome, blindingly forgettable experience.

2.0

Lots of fun and genuinely funny. Great performance by Jim Carrey. Sets up a sequel which I hope does happen.

3.0

The Best Movie of 2020 so far

Not only is Sonic a gaming hero to many, he has now become a "Hollywood Star". This movie "absolutely rocks" with a killer soundtrack to boot. Already hanging to see the sequel...

5.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An on-form Jim Carrey can’t stop Sonic’s live-action debut from feeling like a missed opportunity. If the teased sequels do materialise, here’s hoping the storytelling levels up.

2.0
Vulture

Vulture

press

Carrey is the film's most prized weapon, letting us wallow in the ridiculousness of this whole enterprise without ever holding himself above it.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Fast and fun, but forgettable.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Sonic's look was famously corrected after the movie's trailer triggered something akin to online panic; perhaps fans should have been consulted on the script as well.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The production may have riled the internet months ago, with furor over the look of its first trailer sending FX crews back to work on a character redesign; but what's made it to the screen is light-hearted fun unlikely to offend anyone.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

All in all, like its fast-moving, attention-deficient hero, this just feels like a rush job.

2.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Sonic now resembles a cartoon hedgehog instead of a spray-painted marmot. But if anything was done to de-genericise the script, it hasn't helped.

Variety

Variety

press

Their truly epic bad decision, far worse than the original fussy humanoid design of Sonic, was to make the "Sonic" movie into one of those clunky live-action adventure comedies with a digitally animated generic weisenheimer plopped into the middle of it.

Stuff

Stuff

press

It all adds up to a film with very few surprises, but several happy treats. If you're in charge of an under-10 anytime soon, you'll be happy you had the excuse to go.

Flicks

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

Look, it was never going to be easy turning an insane concept like Sonic—a super-fast blue rodent with a ring fetish—into a broadly-appealing film, but Sonic the Hedgehog‘s absolute refusal to lean into its own weirdness has resulted in a predictably wholesome, blindingly forgettable experience.

2.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An on-form Jim Carrey can’t stop Sonic’s live-action debut from feeling like a missed opportunity. If the teased sequels do materialise, here’s hoping the storytelling levels up.

2.0
Vulture

Vulture

press

Carrey is the film's most prized weapon, letting us wallow in the ridiculousness of this whole enterprise without ever holding himself above it.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Fast and fun, but forgettable.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Sonic's look was famously corrected after the movie's trailer triggered something akin to online panic; perhaps fans should have been consulted on the script as well.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The production may have riled the internet months ago, with furor over the look of its first trailer sending FX crews back to work on a character redesign; but what's made it to the screen is light-hearted fun unlikely to offend anyone.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

All in all, like its fast-moving, attention-deficient hero, this just feels like a rush job.

2.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Sonic now resembles a cartoon hedgehog instead of a spray-painted marmot. But if anything was done to de-genericise the script, it hasn't helped.

Variety

Variety

press

Their truly epic bad decision, far worse than the original fussy humanoid design of Sonic, was to make the "Sonic" movie into one of those clunky live-action adventure comedies with a digitally animated generic weisenheimer plopped into the middle of it.

Stuff

Stuff

press

It all adds up to a film with very few surprises, but several happy treats. If you're in charge of an under-10 anytime soon, you'll be happy you had the excuse to go.

Lots of fun and genuinely funny. Great performance by Jim Carrey. Sets up a sequel which I hope does happen.

3.0

The Best Movie of 2020 so far

Not only is Sonic a gaming hero to many, he has now become a "Hollywood Star". This movie "absolutely rocks" with a killer soundtrack to boot. Already hanging to see the sequel...

5.0