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Chicken Run (2000)



Critic Consensus: Chicken Run has all the charm of Nick Park's Wallace & Gromit, and something for everybody. The voice acting is fabulous, the slapstick is brilliant, and the action sequences are spectacular.

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A comedy drama set on a Yorkshire chicken farm in 1950s England, the story follows the turbulent romance between Rocky the Rooster and Ginger the chicken, both of whom yearn for freedom and are planning a daring "prisoner of war" style escape. Both chickens are tired of being repressed and know they face an eventual certain death, so in planning their escape, they rally with their fellow chickens.

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Mel Gibson
as Rocky Rhodes
Miranda Richardson
as Mrs. Tweedy
Tony Haygarth
as Mr. Tweedy
Timothy Spall
as Nick the Rat
Phil Daniels
as Fetcher the Rat
John Sharian
as Circus Man
Jo Allen
as Chicken
Lisa Kay
as Chicken
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Critic Reviews for Chicken Run

All Critics (170) | Top Critics (41)

Even without Wallace and Gromit, most of the trademark joys are here: the compound of squashy creatures and heavy machinery, the wide, open-ended rictus of a toothy smile, and the great Parkian gulp.

July 20, 2015 | Full Review…

It coaxes you to laugh and cry, flatters your intelligence, and practically guarantees a cheap night out: at dinner afterward, no one's going to be ordering anything but salad.

July 20, 2015 | Full Review…

What gives this movie its oddly strong grip on a viewer's heart is a physical tenderness inseparable from the nature of claymation.

August 24, 2014 | Full Review…

Most of the time Chicken Run entertains, instructs, involves and enchants.

August 24, 2014 | Full Review…

Run to Chicken Run. This clay-animation comedy is the most entertaining animal story since Babe.

August 24, 2014 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

This first feature by Nick Park and Peter Lord, the team that brought you Wallace and Gromit, is a diabolically witty piece of work, a haymaker.

August 4, 2013 | Full Review…

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An exhilarating stop-motion animation that is not only impressively well made and visually spectacular but above all else should be proud of its delicious story full of adorable characters, hilarious dialogue and amazing action scenes, making for so much fun.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Fantastic animation and artwork, brilliantly performed voiceovers, a hilarious script and heaps of Aardman detail, this film is successful on every level and withstands inordinate amounts of rewatching.

Louis Rogers
Louis Rogers

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This film has a hugely undeniable charm, it is exciting and brilliant to look at. The detail of the animation is simply a spectacle and the voice acting is a real talent. I feel that this film is so much better then the Wallace and Grommit pieces of work. You will care so much about the characters and there are moments in the film that are hilarious when it's not telling a well thought out story that is.

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