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.
“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.