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Chicken Little Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 16, 2010
By a comfortable margin the worst feature to come out of the Disney Studios since they invented the American feature-length cartoon in 1937.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
November 16, 2009
Animation fans will find this worth the wait, though apparently there's no story-generating software that can tap into the dark recesses of a child's psyche as cannily as Uncle Walt once did.
Fernando F. Croce
September 1, 2009
Heavy with the sweat of a studio straining to snatch the kids back by throwing digi-crayons, potty jokes, and disco tunes at the lens
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A bland byproduct of too many cooks in the kitchen, with not enough ideas on how to bring their different sub-plots together into a cohesive entertaining film for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
April 17, 2009
Tasteful vocal performances, by a talented cast including Zach Braff, Garry Marshall and Steve Zahn, can't relieve Disney's first inhouse all-computer generated animation movie from its music video trappings and inadequate storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
Easy, quick and utterly forgettable.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 3, 2007
the cinematic equivalent of a battery-farmed egg: not exactly rotten, but surrounded by dozens of others just like it in appearance, shape and taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Harry Haun
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
A friendly, if decidedly featherweight, feature.
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today
September 22, 2006
It lacks a good, old-fashioned story -- the fourth dimension every 3-D feature needs to be a classic.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Post-Pixar Disney's "Digital 3-D" concept doesn't seem to include any reservations about 2-D character development.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 10, 2006
A cute movie that -- with a G rating -- is suitable for even the smallest children.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Olly Richards
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Beyond a cheeky, twisty bit of genre-tinkering, there's more here for the under-tens than over-, but it's still charming, amusing and energetic enough to win you over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 25, 2006
...overall lack of substance ultimately lends the proceedings a vibe of irrelevance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 14, 2006
...because of its winsome characters, it may appeal to the very young.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
March 11, 2006
Truly there's no sense of calm to the film, which feels as if it's been assembled with the manic energy of a preschooler trying to fit square-shaped plastic toys into circle-shaped holes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Joe Utichi
February 18, 2006
Not quite the animated masterpiece one would expect of Disney of old, but nonetheless a step in the right direction.
| Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
February 11, 2006
Line by line, scene by scene, visual gag by visual gag, this picture is disappointing: underpowered and dull, even for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
February 9, 2006
The animation is colourful and lively, if uninspired, but there are several good sight gags and the characters are both funny and engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
David Fear
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Only a singularly subversive sidekick, a Streisand-obsessed porker (Zahn), makes this movie stand out from a host of other mediocre animated kids' flicks.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 2, 2006
This film confirmed Disney's suspicion that conventional animation is dead, but audiences will flock to any digitally animated film, even an inferior one like 'Chicken Little.'
Full Review | Original Score: C
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