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Exactly the picker-upper this macho-movie summer needs.
As far as laughs go, it's slow to take off; and in terms of gags, characters and narrative, it lacks the freshness of some of the earlier films.
Fans of the more subversive Wallace and Gromit tales are almost bound to be somewhat disappointed by this safer, more mainstream effort.
| Original Score: 3/4
There are last minute rescues and incredible visuals.
| Original Score: A-
I was ready to fly the coop long before the 82 minutes were up, but if you're in the mood for something offbeat and wacky, Chicken Run may be just your kind of amiably birdbrained entertainment.
| Original Score: B-
Before our disbelieving eyes, a pageant of jeopardy, romance and rescue unfolds.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Simple, but engaging.
If the Aardman menagerie strikes you as funny, the movie will too.
Funny in eggs-ecution and fabulous in design.
It's immensely satisfying, a divinely relaxed and confident film. Mr. Park and Mr. Lord brilliantly integrate everyday objects into the story.
There's plenty to cluck about.
It's so much fun.
| Original Score: A-
Chicken Run rules the roost.
It's a very smart film.
It could do for the plight of poultry what Babe did for bacon.
It is observant about human (or chicken) nature.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Julia Sawalha gives Ginger a brave, smart, you-go-hen! attitude.
It's clay-cartoon heaven.
A pleasing and likable comedy that will entertain virtually all age groups.
Fun even with your eyes closed; the jokes and Britishisms and sound effects work all by themselves.
Lots of groovy chicks, scads of cheep thrills and a studly rooster with a comb-over to die for.
Humor that spans all age ranges and careens from sophisticated to just plain silly.
A movie both hilarious and sometimes heart-stoppingly exciting.
You'll want to see Chicken Run more than once.
A delightful, perceptive, funny, detail-perfect fable.
A delightfully clever feature.
A witty, action-packed story.
| Original Score: 4/4
Chicken Run is the rare, true original in modern movies. It will delight you beyond words. Don't even think about missing it.
Aardman delivers the most consistently entertaining animated film in years.
The first feature from the creators of Wallace and Gromit is a plucking good time.
There is something wonderfully improbable, anachronistic and quixotic about Chicken Run.
A triumph for Park and Lord.