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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)
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. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    75
    With one of the year's busiest scripts, Little launches 76 zippy minutes.
  3. For all the whiz-bang visuals, however, "Little" could use a little consistency in tone.
  4. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    50
    Lives up to its name by serving up a fraction of what audiences are used to getting in this department from PixarPixar and DreamWorks -- little originality, little humor and little ingratiating characterization.
  5. Chicken Little is entirely lacking in anything "Disneyesque."
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    50
    Chicken Little is a clunky, arbitrarily plotted, over-caffeinated spritz that, despite colorfully visualizing a world of suburbanized animals, shifts from social-outcast comedy to underdog clich├ęs to War of the Worlds mayhem as if the filmmakers were an improv troupe slamming through genre requests.
  7. If I could find some facet to praise, I'd be glad to do so, but the production's mediocrity is all-pervasive -- story, character, graphic design, even music -- and it all points to a failure of corporate imagination, or maybe just nerve.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 61
  2. Negative: 25 out of 61
  1. Feb 17, 2011
    10
    I can't believe all of these horrid reviews that trash this movie for no good reason! "Chicken Little" is an excellent movie with a lot of heart and soul. It's about liking yourself for who you are, and speaks about the importance of communication, team-work, and friendship. All I am saying, is to give this movie a chance! I did! I highly enjoyed it, and so will anybody else who doesn't have a close-minded, rigid, narrow view point! Expand
  2. Apr 1, 2014
    8
    Chicken Little works, thanks to a good voice performance by Braff and a script that crackles with humor. You'll find yourself loving this little chicken and his friends; they will make your heart melt. Expand
  3. Nov 13, 2011
    7
    The story may be unoriginal and uninspired, but it is enjoyable because of funny characters and great visuals. Chicken Little is a secret success for me. Expand
  4. Jul 4, 2013
    4
    "Chicken Little" is just average. Everything is basically average, as it is. Plotting, emotion, characters, are all just okay, and things don't really work out in the film. Well, it's not the worst we've all faced in children flicks. Expand
  5. Nov 13, 2013
    4
    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. Expand
  6. Oct 8, 2013
    4
    Chicken Little es tierno, tiene amigos interesantes y bonitas imagines y ense├▒anzas, sin embargo el objetivo de la pelicula decae el humor,m las risas y sus derivados se quedan en ruina. Expand
  7. Nov 5, 2012
    0
    before i use to think this movie was the **** but now as i got older and wiser and now see that this movie SUCKSS BALLSSS!!!!!!! this movie i guarantee would make kids love but as they get older this movie would be **** for them also! Expand

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