Chicken Little

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5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 123 Ratings

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  • Summary: This epic tale presents a new twist to the classic fable of a young chicken who causes widespread panic when he mistakes a falling acorn for a piece of the sky. (Disney)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. 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.
  2. 75
    When the picture hits high gear, your qualms vanish one by one, and the script, credited to four writers, grows into its own.
  3. 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.
  4. Reviewed by: Ryan Devlin
    50
    In the film, the cleverness just isn't there. There's still a lot to like about Chicken Little - the animation is top notch, and the characters, if somewhat recycled, still generate the requisite sympathy and chuckles.
  5. What falls in Chicken Little are hopes.
  6. Chicken Little, though it has its moments, mostly just feels anxious and overreaching. It tries to be all things to all people and fails to be anything to anyone.
  7. 20
    Seriously, it's a bad sign for your "kids movie" when the kids in question are asking their parents, "When is something going to happen?"

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 64
  2. Negative: 27 out of 64
  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. Expand
  2. EricC.
    Apr 24, 2006
    9
    My wife, kids (teen to toddler) and I laughed through a lot of this movie. If there's a fault with it it's the short running time. My wife, kids (teen to toddler) and I laughed through a lot of this movie. If there's a fault with it it's the short running time. I don't understand all of the negative reviews out there. Expand
  3. CaptainS.
    Nov 21, 2005
    8
    Not as bad a movie as folks would let on. Found it to be likeable by both men/women/boys and girls as well as adults and children. Mainly Not as bad a movie as folks would let on. Found it to be likeable by both men/women/boys and girls as well as adults and children. Mainly appealed more to smaller children (age 3-9), but had some good spots for the older children as well as mom and pop. Better than expected with some really memorable characters. Apparently not even Disney was prepared for this to be a hit...where are the toy tie-ins? I don't like Disney w/o Pixar, but don't let that diminish your appreciation of this film. We go to the movies to be entertained and have fun, and this one was fun! Expand
  4. Nov 13, 2013
    4
    Chicken Little would have been better served for breakfast.
    Bizarre characters and basically no followable story makes Chicken Little a
    Chicken Little would have been better served for breakfast.
    Bizarre characters and basically no followable story makes Chicken Little a random collage of poor humor and lazy writers.
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  5. KeithA.
    Apr 20, 2006
    3
    I thought this movie was going to be great but i was wrong! The story had no sense to it. First he says something is falling out of the sky I thought this movie was going to be great but i was wrong! The story had no sense to it. First he says something is falling out of the sky and then baseball. Wasn't great movie at all. Expand
  6. trents.
    Nov 11, 2005
    2
    I was wondering when the movie would start taking off. I checked my watch, this was 1 hour into the 76 min. movie.
  7. AllisonR.
    Nov 6, 2005
    0
    What happened to classic disney? I'm pretty disgusted with this film.

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