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Free Birds Reviews

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Tara Brady
Irish Times
November 29, 2013
The film does boast an appealing buddy pairing in Wilson and Harrelson, a dash of conceptual originality, and some genuinely funny jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
November 28, 2013
It's weirdly confusing and structurally unsound, though no more so than any film about time travel, including Looper and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. It is, however, enjoyable, with some funny lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andy Lea
Daily Star
November 26, 2013
After a brief lesson in American history, British kids will probably have a fine time. And there's just enough double-edged comedy to keep grown-ups from squawking too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
November 1, 2013
A lot of agreeable kookiness compensates for the ramshackle script in this tale of turkeys traveling back in time to prevent becoming an essential part of Thanksgiving dinner.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Katherine Monk
November 1, 2013
Free Birds not only rediscovers the giddy joy of being truly silly, it's confident enough to make us laugh without resorting to regurgitated pop-culture references or grownup double-entendres.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
November 1, 2013
Kids were laughing every minute at these birds and adults will appreciate the select moments of grown up humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
November 1, 2013
There are some good gags, the cast is incredibly likable and, most importantly, it held my kids' attention the entire time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
November 1, 2013 entertaining animated offering that is not only themed to Thanksgiving, but will especially appeal to vegans and vegetarians.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Vaux
November 1, 2013
What a weird little movie this is.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dustin Putman
November 1, 2013
Poppy and entertaining, this computer-animated jaunt is mighty irreverent, a tonal cousin to the "Shrek" series in the way it appeals to grown-ups privy to all the slyly acerbic jokes going over the younger audience members' heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cathy Jakicic
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
October 31, 2013
While what may be the first-ever major Thanksgiving-themed animated feature is fun for kids and witty enough for some adult giggles, I was slightly underwhelmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
October 31, 2013
Finally, there's a movie vegetarian parents can enjoy with their impressionable offspring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
October 30, 2013
Likable and amusing, if slight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kate Erbland
October 30, 2013
A more than worthy (and weird) holiday diversion for the whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.6/10
Tom Meek
Cambridge Day
June 8, 2016
In the end, this freeform history lesson is a flightless foul.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cris Kennedy
The Canberra Times (Australia)
May 23, 2016
Much of the better comedy is wasted on the younger viewers, with complex historical and cultural references kids just won't get.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Dan Schindel
Movie Mezzanine
April 8, 2014
Any given scene from Free Birds seems more like a YouTube parody of stupid children's films than a piece of something that real human beings put together with honest artistic intent.
Full Review | Original Score: D
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
February 9, 2014
These birds are good to look at, and you can easily get caught up in the characters. But the situation is a bit too much to swallow . . . even for Thanksgiving.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
David Edwards
Daily Record (UK)
February 7, 2014
This family-friendly animation gets off to an amusing start but soon flies off into la-la land.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
January 19, 2014
The muddled story and lacklustre animation makes this a film that's strictly for the birds.
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