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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. 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 adult film its a kids film REMEMBER! and my kid loved it and so did I. Expand
  2. MarianC.
    Nov 6, 2005
    9
    The movie effectively used 3D to establish an atmoshere, both idylic in the beginning, and exciting in the invasion scene. The story line was charming, characters clever, and the message clear to all ages."Speak up ! Communicate!!" Expand
  3. 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
  4. 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, but it is funny and well animated. It just isn't a well made film. I give this movie 39%. Expand
  5. GerrickC.
    Nov 28, 2006
    3
    The movie was mostly slow with a few loosely funny parts and fewer parts of action and excitement. There was virtually no plot, and I had trouble deciphering nearly each new scene and how the devil it was supposed to edify the film. Quite possibly the worst pixelated movie I have ever seen. Expand
  6. DirkM.
    Mar 30, 2006
    2
    This film has great visuals, but the story is trash.
  7. AllisonR.
    Nov 6, 2005
    0
    What happened to classic disney? I'm pretty disgusted with this film.

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