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Chicken Little Reviews

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Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
November 8, 2005
Unfortunately, this levity is paired with a truly painful father-son relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 4, 2005
When Disney can't hit a tried-and-true fairy-tale adaptation out of the park, maybe it's time to give up the ghost and get Pixar back on the phone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 3, 2005
The movie did make me smile. It didn't make me laugh, and it didn't involve my emotions, or the higher regions of my intellect, for that matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
November 3, 2005
It is bogged down by many of the problems that have plagued Disney's recent traditional animated features: anonymous voice work, poor plot structure, and the mistaken belief that the Disney brand will elevate anything to a 'must see' level.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
November 8, 2005
There's both a structural randomness and predictablility to 'Chicken Little,' which has no personality or original idea driving it.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
November 3, 2005
This one will likely get the treatment of Disney mediocrity: only three direct-to-video sequels and no traveling ice show.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
November 4, 2005
The movie (directed by Mark Dindal, The Emperor's New Groove) swings from sugar buzz to glucose crash a bit too quickly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
December 6, 2005
Little and his posse of outcasts (Ugly Duckling, Runt, the fat pig, and Fish out of Water) endear, but the rest of the film is derivative and uninspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 7, 2005
I don't care if it's 2-D, 3-D, CGI or hand drawn, it all goes back to the story.
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
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
Easy, quick and utterly forgettable.
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Todd McCarthy
October 31, 2005
Under-nourishing and highly derivative.
Brian Orndorf
November 3, 2005
Chicken Little is mildly entertaining, but the stink of desperation is all over this production.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
The writing, however, lets the whole thing down.
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-
Joshua Tyler
October 31, 2005
CGI or traditional animation, it makes no difference. The problem with Disney's modern movies is the stories, not the methods they use to bring them to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 4, 2005
This film's procession of dumb clucks and yuks manages to bring the roof down on occasion, if only through sheer manic exertion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 3, 2005
A nervous bundle of drips and drabs taken from dozens of other movies and TV shows -- jokes and ideas all previously tested.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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