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Free Birds Reviews

November 8, 2013
Free Birds is not (sorry) a turkey of a film. But it doesn't really soar terribly high either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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-
November 1, 2013
The movie's animal rights, vegetarian message should go down easily with politically correct parents - at least until they choke on the offensive depiction of 17th-century turkeys as face-painted, headband-wearing native Americans.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 1, 2013
Everything about "Free Birds" feels perfunctory, from its generic title and holiday setting to its starry voice cast and undistinguished use of 3-D.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 1, 2013
A stale turkey hash that heaves a lot of ingredients in the oven but never turns on the gas, a frantic attempt to come up with an animated film built around Thanksgiving Day traditions.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 31, 2013
A forgettable - and occasionally borderline offensive - animated tale of turkeys trying to take back Thanksgiving.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 31, 2013
All sidekicks and sight gags, with little story cohesion or purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 31, 2013
The concept is inane, and the execution is manic and unoriginal.
October 31, 2013
Like the ungainly avian creatures at the center of the herky-jerky adventure, this 'toon seldom gets off the ground.
October 31, 2013
Finally, there's a movie vegetarian parents can enjoy with their impressionable offspring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 31, 2013
It isn't cute. It isn't really funny. It just kind of is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 31, 2013
A welcome foray into underexploited territory, conceptually at least.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 31, 2013
A seasonally pegged 3D cartoon bore that sets the bar so low, it could give a slug a concussion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 31, 2013
A solid premiere effort that shows Reel FX's potential to produce quality full-length animation. But the story-line, with its hypothetical constituents, seems a little desperate at times, even for a kiddie film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 31, 2013
This cheerfully gonzo kid flick. It's no masterpiece, but if you're hoping for a family film that will keep everyone reasonably entertained, this will fly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 31, 2013
A film that was probably close to completion before anyone involved realized they were portraying a fight between turkeys and English settlers as the largest conflict in the European colonization of North America.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 30, 2013
Likable and amusing, if slight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 30, 2013
Often, you can point to a middling animated film's visuals as its saving grace. But this colonial world, which should feel like an expansive autumnal panorama, feels oddly inert and two-dimensional.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 30, 2013
A more than worthy (and weird) holiday diversion for the whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.6/10
October 29, 2013
Like so many modern animated features, Free Birds packs too much in; the picture feels cramped and cluttered, and, despite its occasionally manic action, it moves as slowly as a fattened bird waddling toward its doom.
October 29, 2013
Even setting aside the film's disregard for time-travel paradoxes and genocide metaphors -- trust me, you don't want to wade into either of those -- Free Birds just isn't funny.
October 29, 2013
This seemingly innocuous toon fantasy becomes another noxious-but-sanitized exercise in family-friendly cultural insensitivity.