Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
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  1. 63
    The movie did make me smile. It didn't make me laugh, and it didn't involve my emotions, or the higher regions of my intellect, for that matter. It's a perfectly acceptable feature cartoon for kids up to a certain age, but it doesn't have the universal appeal of some of the best recent animation.
  2. 63
    Bogged down by many of the problems that have plagued Disney's recent traditional animated features: anonymous voice work, poor plot structure, and the mistaken belief that the Disney brand will elevate anything to a "must see" level for viewers starved for family friendly fare. If there's a bright side to Chicken Little, it's that kids will love it.
  3. The visuals are irrepressibly witty and so is the script, which morphs from the classic fable into a spoof on "War of the Worlds." I prefer this version to Spielberg's.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    Shiny and peppy, with some solid laughs and dandy vocal performances, but even a small child may sense how forced this movie is -- how hard it tries to be all things to all audiences.
  5. 70
    Animation fans will find this worth the wait.
  6. 75
    When the picture hits high gear, your qualms vanish one by one, and the script, credited to four writers, grows into its own.
  7. The problem is that Chicken Little settles for what's expedient and safe and, over all, lives down to its title.
  8. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    75
    With one of the year's busiest scripts, Little launches 76 zippy minutes.
  9. A consistently amusing, often inspired family romp.
  10. As cluttered as the movie gets before the ending, it's funny throughout, with some 1970s and '80s music thrown in to keep adults happy.
  11. For all the whiz-bang visuals, however, "Little" could use a little consistency in tone.
  12. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    75
    This wild and unexpected ride should delight younger children with its bright colors and constant chaos, while adults are likely to be charmed by the witty banter, subtle one-liners and a sweet father-son relationship that highlights the need for good communication.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 119 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 61
  2. Negative: 25 out of 61
  1. JulesB.
    Mar 15, 2006
    10
    its fun to watch and im 23 if you give it less then 6 im disapointed to me its in my leauge if you dont like it then dont watch this as a its fun to watch and im 23 if you give it less then 6 im disapointed to me its in my leauge if you dont like it then dont watch this as a adult film its a kids film REMEMBER! and my kid loved it and so did I. Full Review »
  2. Dec 30, 2011
    4
    An unoriginal storyline can make you groan basically the whole time and it can be boring and you do see everything that is going to happen,An unoriginal storyline can make you groan basically the whole time and it can be boring and you do see everything that is going to happen, but it is funny and well animated. It just isn't a well made film. I give this movie 39%. Full Review »
  3. May 28, 2012
    1
    The story of the film is so horrible. The acting is atrociously bad. The mood of the film is dull and boring, especially for adults. The wholeThe story of the film is so horrible. The acting is atrociously bad. The mood of the film is dull and boring, especially for adults. The whole movie is just terrible. A big disappointment......... Full Review »