Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

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

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Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) | Ratings & Reviews

"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."


"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."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

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


"Fast and fun, but forgettable."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"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."

Time OutTime Out

"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."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

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

The GuardianThe Guardian

"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."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"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."


"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."


Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) | Details

PG, Comedic action violence
Country of origin
USA, Japan