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Men & Chicken's bizarre setup only skims the surface of a challenging, well-acted comedy with a warm heart to match its grotesque visuals and dark themes. Read critic reviews

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Two outcast brothers get to know their biological family and discover the horrible truth about themselves and their relatives.

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Critic Reviews for Men & Chicken

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (25) | Fresh (49) | Rotten (10)

  • Anders Thomas Jensen is one of Denmark's most fêted film-makers, the winner of two Oscars and a man with a knack for twisted comedies.

    October 10, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Like the mansion where most of the action unfolds, writer/director Anders Thomas Jensen's fourth feature brims with mutant creatures, bestial desires and warped family feelings.

    July 17, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A darkly comic dysfunctional family drama rather than the carnival of grotesquery it could have been.

    July 17, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The actors capture the boorishness and animalistic side of their characters, but also their vulnerability in the face of a world that makes such little sense to them.

    July 15, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Hilarious, charming, and slightly traumatic.

    July 15, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Hilarious in places, hideous in others, this struggles to make its philosophical case. But the performances are exceptional and the conceit could not be more daring or distinctive.

    July 14, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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  • Aug 17, 2017
    A bit of a sci-fi family drama as two entirely different adopted brothers look for and find the old familial stomping grounds ... only to be faced with the ugly reality that its not quite up to expectations. Late in the film we all discover the reason why, but not before the brothers are faced not only with their differences but with bonding in spite of them. There's heart in this mess, which may be the point of all families, eh?
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  • Nov 28, 2015
    Mads Mikkelsen is priceless - and nearly unrecognizable with a cleft lip, fake teeth and an eccentric composition - in this hilarious comedy that feels like a darkly humored mix of The Island of Dr. Moreau and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but the ending feels a bit off.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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