Chicken People Reviews

August 11, 2017
Chicken pride and genetic engineering are at the heart of this winsome, semi-serious non-mocking documentary about the exacting preparations a very diverse group of chicken-loving yokels undertake for the 2015 Ohio National Poultry Show.
July 30, 2017
Delves into the lives of those who found the beauty in poultry to be a positive force of purpose and happiness.
July 24, 2017
The viewer becomes less like a chicken competition voyeur and more like a member of the community.
July 20, 2017
There's much to be said for finding the right stories and subjects, even when they're served up in obvious packaging.
July 17, 2017
Here's a documentary worth crowing about.
July 14, 2017
It's impossible not to be reminded of [Best In Show] while watching Chicken People ... one of the film's subjects, Brian Caraker, will immediately evoke fond memories of Scott Donlan (John Michael Higgins).
July 13, 2017
As well as these homo sapien sorts, it's also worth mentioning that the chickens here are very cute, and display an uncanny knack for parading or even pouting for Haimes' camera that's quite surprising.
July 13, 2017
Chicken People director Nicole Lucas Haimes has found an engaging bunch of obsessives to guide us through the complexities that govern the world of the competitive poultry show.
July 6, 2017
The trick is in the tone, which is amused but not derisive, and in the understanding that a film about chickens needs to be a film about people first of all.
July 6, 2017
What works so soundly in Chicken People's favour is that it never goes about its business in a condescending way.
July 2, 2017
It's jaw dropping at times, the level of obsession exhibited by these chicken people, and illuminating to realise that there is a whole big world - a very big world - full of show chickens and other poultry.
July 2, 2017
It's like Best in Show - for chickens: entertaining, amusing, fascinating and above all, surprising. You'll never look at a chicken the same way again after watching this fascinating documentary
June 30, 2017
As Alfred Hitchcock understood, birds are from a different planet. This light-hearted, warm-hearted documentary shows them in all their glory.
October 6, 2016
The beguiling documentary Chicken People proves that truth is not only stranger than fiction, but often more poignant and illuminating as well.
September 25, 2016
If Errol Morris had ever wandered into the world of "competitive poultry," he might have been moved to make a documentary like Chicken People.
September 24, 2016
A delightful documentary about three show chicken breeders whose enthusiasm is wonderful to behold.
September 22, 2016
Far more enjoyable and entertaining than one might expect.
September 22, 2016
A fun and at times astonishing film.
July 2, 2016
An illuminating and amusingly entertaining look at the thriving subculture of competitive poultry breeders.
March 22, 2016
The film highlights the competitor's sacrifices - personal and professional - made on behalf of their passion for chickens. All the while, the doc's beautiful and hilarious bird photography captures the heart of what's so special about these animals.