Chicken Run Reviews

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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
Most of the laughs stem from the peculiar appeal of claymation -- something about a raised eyebrow or other subtle bit of expression just seems funnier at the stop-motion speed of claymation.
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.
August 4, 2013
Chicken Run isn't just chock-full of references to classic prison-break movies and some witty inside Hollywood jokes, but is filled with a secret ingredient sadly missing from its super-digitized, merchandise-driven counterparts: heart.
August 4, 2013
Chicken Run, Aardman's first full-length animated feature, finally makes good on the promise of the studio's award-winning shorts.
August 4, 2013
This feathered pastiche of PoW classics such as The Great Escape and Stalag 17 is an awesome achievement by consummate film-makers.
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.
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
There are some mighty fine laughs in this clever Claymation cartoon from the creator of England's hilarious Wallace and Gromit movies.
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.
December 22, 2010
Fab animation from Wallace and Gromit creator.
September 25, 2010
"Chicken Run's" finale is on par both with "The Great Escape" and the classic Wallace and Gromit ending to "A Close Shave" for rousing excitement and ingenuity. When it comes to clever and fun entertainment with a twist, it's the cock of the walk.
January 7, 2010
The sophisticated humor of Peter Lord and Nick Park's very funny comedy is more likely to strike a nerve with adults.
September 3, 2008
Thoroughly endearing family entertainment.
September 3, 2008
Exactly the picker-upper this macho-movie summer needs.
August 13, 2007
Park's love for all his characters, good and evil, is literally palpable: These characters have been forged of clay, fussed over, posed, photographed over a period of years.
July 14, 2007
That rare animated film that can easily please all age groups.
February 9, 2006
It'd be churlish to carp about this triumph of craftsmanlike technique.
December 6, 2005
I know I've seen a good funny animal movie if I stop eating the animal in real life.
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