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Chicken People (2016)




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Chicken may be just food for most people, but raising the perfect chicken is an all-consuming passion for some. "Chicken People" is a documentary that takes a charming and fascinating look at the colorful and hugely competitive world of champion show chicken breeders. A real-life "Best in Show" but about chickens, the film follows the struggles and triumphs of both humans and their chickens on the road to compete at the Ohio National Poultry Show, considered the Westminster of Chickens.

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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (3)

The beguiling documentary Chicken People proves that truth is not only stranger than fiction, but often more poignant and illuminating as well.

October 6, 2016 | Full Review…

A fun and at times astonishing film.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…

An illuminating and amusingly entertaining look at the thriving subculture of competitive poultry breeders.

July 2, 2016 | Full Review…
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...the viewer becomes less like a chicken competition voyeur and more like a member of the community.

July 23, 2017 | Rating: Recommended | Full Review…

There's much to be said for finding the right stories and subjects, even when they're served up in obvious packaging.

July 19, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Here's a documentary worth crowing about.

July 16, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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