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Chicken Run Reviews

July 20, 2015
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
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.
August 24, 2014
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
Most of the time Chicken Run entertains, instructs, involves and enchants.
August 24, 2014
Run to Chicken Run. This clay-animation comedy is the most entertaining animal story since Babe.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 4, 2013
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
Apart from looking like no other type of animated film, Chicken Run stands alone in its unwavering determination not to play down to the kiddies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 4, 2013
It is not only an amazing technical accomplishment, it's also the wittiest and best-voiced animated movie to come along in years.
August 4, 2013
Chicken Run boasts the most delicious collection of desperately funny Brits since The Full Monty. Poultry has never been so stuffed with personality.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 4, 2013
The finale and a scene set inside the pie-making machinery prove that the Rube Goldberg formula is infallible, and the puns -- another staple of crossover animation -- range from "fowl" to "poultry in motion."
August 4, 2013
The level of invention on display, from the vividly detailed models and figurines to the gallery of memorable supporting characters, is astonishing at any length.
September 3, 2008
Exactly the picker-upper this macho-movie summer needs.
February 9, 2006
It'd be churlish to carp about this triumph of craftsmanlike technique.
April 5, 2002
Fans of the more subversive Wallace and Gromit tales are almost bound to be somewhat disappointed by this safer, more mainstream effort.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 21, 2001
I was ready to fly the coop long before the 82 minutes were up, but if you're in the mood for something offbeat and wacky, Chicken Run may be just your kind of amiably birdbrained entertainment.
Read More | Original Score: B-
February 14, 2001
Before our disbelieving eyes, a pageant of jeopardy, romance and rescue unfolds.
January 1, 2000
Simple, but engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
If the Aardman menagerie strikes you as funny, the movie will too.
January 1, 2000
Funny in eggs-ecution and fabulous in design.
January 1, 2000
It's immensely satisfying, a divinely relaxed and confident film. Mr. Park and Mr. Lord brilliantly integrate everyday objects into the story.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
There's plenty to cluck about.
January 1, 2000
It's so much fun.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
Chicken Run rules the roost.
January 1, 2000
It could do for the plight of poultry what Babe did for bacon.
January 1, 2000
It is observant about human (or chicken) nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Julia Sawalha gives Ginger a brave, smart, you-go-hen! attitude.
January 1, 2000
It's always risky to count your chickens before they're hatched. Even so, I have to say that Chicken Run deserves to be a runaway hit.
January 1, 2000
A pleasing and likable comedy that will entertain virtually all age groups.
January 1, 2000
Fun even with your eyes closed; the jokes and Britishisms and sound effects work all by themselves.
January 1, 2000
Lots of groovy chicks, scads of cheep thrills and a studly rooster with a comb-over to die for.
January 1, 2000
It's as much a treat for adults as for children, with humor that spans all age ranges and careens from sophisticated to just plain silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
A movie both hilarious and sometimes heart-stoppingly exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
You'll want to see Chicken Run more than once.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
A delightful, perceptive, funny, detail-perfect fable.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
A delightfully clever feature.
January 1, 2000
A witty, action-packed story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Chicken Run is the rare, true original in modern movies. It will delight you beyond words. Don't even think about missing it.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Aardman delivers the most consistently entertaining animated film in years.
January 1, 2000
The first feature from the creators of Wallace and Gromit is a plucking good time.
January 1, 2000
There is something wonderfully improbable, anachronistic and quixotic about Chicken Run.
January 1, 2000
A triumph for Park and Lord.