Chicken Run - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Chicken Run Reviews

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Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
August 4, 2013
Most of the laughs stem from the peculiar appeal of claymation -- something about a raised eyebrow or other subtle bit of expression just seems funnier at the stop-motion speed of claymation.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 4, 2013
Apart from looking like no other type of animated film, Chicken Run stands alone in its unwavering determination not to play down to the kiddies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ann Hornaday
Baltimore Sun
August 4, 2013
Chicken Run isn't just chock-full of references to classic prison-break movies and some witty inside Hollywood jokes, but is filled with a secret ingredient sadly missing from its super-digitized, merchandise-driven counterparts: heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Total Film
August 4, 2013
Chicken Run, Aardman's first full-length animated feature, finally makes good on the promise of the studio's award-winning shorts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
August 4, 2013
This feathered pastiche of PoW classics such as The Great Escape and Stalag 17 is an awesome achievement by consummate film-makers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
August 4, 2013
It is not only an amazing technical accomplishment, it's also the wittiest and best-voiced animated movie to come along in years.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
August 4, 2013
Chicken Run boasts the most delicious collection of desperately funny Brits since The Full Monty. Poultry has never been so stuffed with personality.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
August 4, 2013
The finale and a scene set inside the pie-making machinery prove that the Rube Goldberg formula is infallible, and the puns -- another staple of crossover animation -- range from "fowl" to "poultry in motion."
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
August 4, 2013
There are some mighty fine laughs in this clever Claymation cartoon from the creator of England's hilarious Wallace and Gromit movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
August 4, 2013
The level of invention on display, from the vividly detailed models and figurines to the gallery of memorable supporting characters, is astonishing at any length.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Fab animation from Wallace and Gromit creator.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 25, 2010
"Chicken Run's" finale is on par both with "The Great Escape" and the classic Wallace and Gromit ending to "A Close Shave" for rousing excitement and ingenuity. When it comes to clever and fun entertainment with a twist, it's the cock of the walk.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 7, 2010
The sophisticated humor of Peter Lord and Nick Park's very funny comedy is more likely to strike a nerve with adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Film4
September 3, 2008
Thoroughly endearing family entertainment.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
September 3, 2008
Exactly the picker-upper this macho-movie summer needs.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
August 13, 2007
Park's love for all his characters, good and evil, is literally palpable: These characters have been forged of clay, fussed over, posed, photographed over a period of years.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
That rare animated film that can easily please all age groups.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
It'd be churlish to carp about this triumph of craftsmanlike technique.
Chris Gore
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
I know I've seen a good funny animal movie if I stop eating the animal in real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 2, 2005
Inventiveness taken to new levels...simply a marvel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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