Chicken Run

2000

Chicken Run

Critics 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.

97%

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Total Count: 171

64%

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User Ratings: 548,596
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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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Audience Reviews for Chicken Run

  • Nov 23, 2014
    A great escape movie that's basically a showcase for Nick Park's love of highly elaborate contraptions and genre mash-ups/references. Also, it's nice to see a children's movie where the main hero is a woman (granted she's a chicken, but let's not split hairs on this).
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 12, 2012
    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 R Super Reviewer
  • Dec 20, 2011
    The stop-motion animation is impressive with well-executed action sequences to boost. Unfortunately, the story treads on too much familiar ground and tends to feel too mellow at times. The characters do a good job for the purposes they serve even though not one is particularly memorable. Despite some really good moments of humor, this film fails to be as endearing as Wallace and Gromit, another Aardman Animation effort.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer
  • Dec 15, 2011
    Marvellous and humorous, not so kiddish!! The film is spectacular, the animation worked great, script was clever, excellent performance from the cast, brilliant comedy!! A must watch!!!
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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