Free Birds Reviews

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March 6, 2019
Rather than a holiday treat, Free Birds has itself ended up something of a Thanksgiving turkey.
January 19, 2019
It is trying very hard not to say anything real one way or another, but it's not amusing enough to distract us from the script, and the script is trying so hard to be noncommittal that it can't fall back on substance either.
November 18, 2017
Free Birds is quite forgettable and generic for your liking. If your kid still insists, let him or her watch it. Meanwhile, you can dream of a scrumptious meal, while taking a short nap in the theatre.
June 8, 2016
In the end, this freeform history lesson is a flightless foul.
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.
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.
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.
February 7, 2014
This family-friendly animation gets off to an amusing start but soon flies off into la-la land.
January 19, 2014
The muddled story and lacklustre animation makes this a film that's strictly for the birds.
December 1, 2013
Anyone who's seen Chicken Run will wonder why they're not enjoying a well-constructed Aardman animation rather than attempting to make sense of this incoherent transatlantic trifle.
November 30, 2013
More of a Turkey Twizzler than a sizzler, Free Birds isn't funny enough to leave adults rolling in the aisles, nor does it have a sustained sense of peril to leave children on the edge of their seats.
November 29, 2013
Ultimately embarrassing and even offensive but has an offbeat premise, some neat characters and plenty of guffaw-worthy gags.
November 29, 2013
I can't bring myself to say that this film is a you-know-what. Let's just say that there should be no pardon. It deserves to die a death.
November 29, 2013
The animation is good but the plotting is too slow and unclear.
November 29, 2013
Surely Owen Wilson can do a lot better than a slipshod animation about time travelling turkeys?
November 29, 2013
This undercooked cartoon caper about a rogue turkey heading back in time to get his compadres off the menu for the Thanksgiving Day dinner fails to ruffle anything like a feather.
November 29, 2013
Free Birds lacks the humour, pathos or narrative skill of a proper children's film.
November 28, 2013
The script is furiously unfunny - in the 17th century part of the story we get a 'my wife's cooking' joke, which certainly feels like it belongs there ...
November 28, 2013
Disappointing, poorly thought out animated comedy that fails to deliver any decent laughs and is further let down by a slapdash script, some blatant product placement and a miscast Woody Harrelson.
November 26, 2013
Ultimately, Free Birds is a formulaic piece of cinema, and despite the relatively original idea, it doesn't go anywhere you don't expect it to, with so little risk taken along the way.
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