DreamWorks Distribution | Release Date: June 21, 2000
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Universal acclaim based on 276 Ratings
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grandpajoe6191Oct 4, 2011
Simply one of the greatest, daring claymation movies of all time.
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TheGorillaAug 14, 2011
Wow, what a movie. So much references and ideas many people can relate to. Dreaming of freedom. What more can you ask than freedom? The story is about chickens who want to get out of the prison of their own, the Tweedy's Chicken farm. SoonWow, what a movie. So much references and ideas many people can relate to. Dreaming of freedom. What more can you ask than freedom? The story is about chickens who want to get out of the prison of their own, the Tweedy's Chicken farm. Soon after, a rooster comes to give them hope and establish a dream to leave the torture and fear behind, by flying. The movie is so inspirational and gives a nice message: Don't give up. Besides the serious message, there are some funny lines like when Ginger asked the old rooster: 'You mean you never actually flew the plane?' and he was like 'God heaven's no, I'm a chicken'. He was a chicken as an animal and as a scared little douche bag. Also the funniest one: 'Mi life flashed before mi eyes ....... It was really boring'. There are also some scares that little children wouldn't stomach. But otherwise, it has some harmless jokes and fun. I can't describe how much I love this movie. It's beyond amazing and entertaining. Expand
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Film_Fanatic_15Nov 19, 2010
Chicken Run is a smart, funny, intelligent, movie full of pure entertainment for the entire family. Oh the irony! How a civilized adult and a child can be amused by this at the same time. That basically sums it up.
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gm101May 31, 2011
The best movie made by Aardman Animations ever! You have to admire the work that went to making this stop-motion movie, which don't exist anymore these days, unfortunately.
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PanhandleM.Nov 5, 2005
I ate a sandwich this morning and I was reminded of Chicken Run...what a spectacular film that was. It seems so far away now. Everything was simpler then.
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ConnorJan 2, 2006
A fun, entertaining film with plenty of uniquely English humor.
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MovieGuysAug 24, 2014
It's a bit overrated as a kids movie, but Chicken Run will do for family entertainment. It has many ideas it wants to share, but not the right audience to share them with.
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talisencrwApr 8, 2016
A guilty pleasure for me personally, as I love both 'The Great Escape' and most of the works I have seen, over the years, from this rightfully-esteemed British animation company. Highly recommended both for children and for adults who enjoyA guilty pleasure for me personally, as I love both 'The Great Escape' and most of the works I have seen, over the years, from this rightfully-esteemed British animation company. Highly recommended both for children and for adults who enjoy animation. Expand
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SimpsonFansAug 4, 2016
Chicken run is hilarious movie made by Dream Works just like Shrek, the chickens tries to get away from tweedy's farm with the plans they tried but failed, however ginger has a flying plan to escape from Mrs. Tweedy who plans to turnedChicken run is hilarious movie made by Dream Works just like Shrek, the chickens tries to get away from tweedy's farm with the plans they tried but failed, however ginger has a flying plan to escape from Mrs. Tweedy who plans to turned chickens into chicken pies. It's extreme. Extreme. See it. Expand
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PatrickD.Sep 10, 2005
A great movie.
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PerMMay 11, 2008
A very good movie that contains jokes and interesting scenes for kids and adults alike. Sure, there are things that could be done in other ways, but it is certainly entertaining, funny and clever enough as it is.
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JacobJun 5, 2013
While it may be slow and have a lot of talking Chicken Run is an entertaining film with its somewhat sophisticated story, likeable characters, and great stop motion animation
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MovieLonely94Nov 4, 2010
not my favorite, but perfect performances make this movie so good for kids.
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aaronpaul121May 24, 2012
Certainly not the best animated film of all time, but this is a great movie. I love the suspense, the excitement, the diversity of the characters and everything.......
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HalfwelshmanJun 25, 2012
I hadn't seen Chicken Run for a few years and had honestly forgotten how much there is to it - it's far more than a film for kids about rebellious poultry! It's like a weird hybrid of The Great Escape, The Shawshank Redemption and Spartacus,I hadn't seen Chicken Run for a few years and had honestly forgotten how much there is to it - it's far more than a film for kids about rebellious poultry! It's like a weird hybrid of The Great Escape, The Shawshank Redemption and Spartacus, but with animated chickens. It really shouldn't work, but thanks to the genius of co-writers/directors Nick Park and Peter Lord it somehow does. The premise is truly fantastic, after all what animal would dream more of freedom than a farmed chicken? The film has a great cast of interesting characters - Ginger the hyper-intelligent idealist (Julia Sawalha), Bunty the cynical and bad-tempered pragmatist (Imelda Staunton), Babs the constantly knitting, rather dim eternal optimist (Jane Horrocks), Rocky the charming con-artist (Mel Gibson), Mrs Tweedy the wealth-hungry social climber (Miranda Richardson) and the farmer Mr Tweedy, who is convinced he is losing his mind for suspecting that "those chickens are up to something" (Tony Haygarth). Though the stop-motion animation quality is such that you can tell what each character is thinking without the need for dialogue, the whole cast give great vocal performances, particularly Sawalha, who gives the story its dramatic weight, Horrocks who is hilarious as always and Richardson who is just plain terrifying. The film has some pretty big themes for an animation about talking chickens - liberty vs. slavery, mechanisation of agriculture, American vs. British politics and the shallowness of modern celebrity culture. Chicken Run is also incredibly funny, with humour ranging from visual gags (an Aardman speciality), puns ("the lone free ranger"), pop culture references (Braveheart, Indiana Jones, Star Trek) and quintessentially British comic sensibilities. There's also an exhilarating and visually clever set piece that takes place inside a pie-making machine and a few particularly affecting and surprisingly dark moments such as when the chickens contemplate their own mortality and Babs starts to knit herself a noose. Finally, Chicken Run is an affectionate love-letter to the North of England. Looking at the characters' accents and mannerisms, and especially the beautifully re-created landscapes of the film, you could say that if Wallace and Gromit is Aardman's tribute to the county of Lancashire, then Chicken Run is the studio's tribute to the county of Yorkshire. We've seen so much brilliant examples of animation from all over the world in the last two decades, but even so, I would suggest Chicken Run is not only the best film Aardman have produced, but that it is also one of the finest examples of British animation the world has ever seen. It's a tragically rare occasion in this day and age that live-action filmmaking is this entertaining, smart, well-balanced and emotionally rewarding. Chicken Run ticks all the boxes, and does so using funny-looking plasticine chickens, a real achievement indeed. Expand
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spielbrick90Oct 23, 2011
Certainly one of the best animated films ever. Wonderfully based on 'The Great Escape' and I think it was easily as good as 'Wallace and Gromit'. A fabulous family movie, Nick Park is a genius.
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Shashatha8601Mar 2, 2013
This is too good. Excellent voices, suspense, hilarious.. A must watch to anyone of any age... you will never get bored by it's Plot twists... etc....
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shpreaJul 15, 2013
This movie just oozes creativity and humor. There's nothing quite like it. It takes a rather simple idea, that of a slaughterhouse, and turns it into an awesome and funny claymation. Chicken Run is just classic.
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FranzHcriticJul 6, 2014
Witty, whimsical, wacky, and in short, plain fun, 'Chicken Run' will leave you with laughter long after the movie theatre, unless you don't like British accents. With a clever parody of escape films, it becomes all the more hysterical.
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FreedomFightersOct 31, 2016
Leave it to Aardman to create something truly fantastic that can resonate in many ways. "Chicken Run" is charming, well-crafted and extremely entertaining. It's one of those animated movies that children and adults can both come toLeave it to Aardman to create something truly fantastic that can resonate in many ways. "Chicken Run" is charming, well-crafted and extremely entertaining. It's one of those animated movies that children and adults can both come to appreciate. If you consider yourself a fan of animated films, this film is an absolute must-watch. And even if you don't enjoy animation, it's still worth checking out. Expand
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CineAutoctonoDec 5, 2015
Chicken Run greatly appreciate a movie that specialize lively movement , plot and comedy arrasante see and live , such vezno have lost their childhood , you better not miss it.
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EpicLadySpongeJan 31, 2016
If you want the best stop-motion movie to enjoy, this movie should be it. Chicken Run isn't a chick flick and it won't ever be. Enjoyable for all ages.
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FuturedirectorMar 18, 2016
Chicken Run show how big barefooted dreams are, showing an inventive plot, great characters that passed form animals to humanizine process truly, full of fun and interesting story-telling, Chicken Run is almost another stop-motion masterpiece.
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JackTbugJun 24, 2016
Chicken run is hilarious movie made by dreamworks, the chickens tries to get away from tweedy's farm with the plans they tried but failed, however ginger has a flying plan to escape from mrs.tweedy who plans to turned chickens into chickenChicken run is hilarious movie made by dreamworks, the chickens tries to get away from tweedy's farm with the plans they tried but failed, however ginger has a flying plan to escape from mrs.tweedy who plans to turned chickens into chicken pies, watch chicken run. Expand
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gOct 8, 2016
Nick Park, originally known for Wallace & Gromit shorts turned of the best animators of all time. Chicken Run isn't just the film for kids, as long as they turn 10, they understand slower on how they have done it with just clay but someNick Park, originally known for Wallace & Gromit shorts turned of the best animators of all time. Chicken Run isn't just the film for kids, as long as they turn 10, they understand slower on how they have done it with just clay but some different material models to build the background green hills and close-up sets. Great camerawork if people hasn't noticed if it was still an on-going footage instead of a frame-shot. Expand
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TiberScientistNov 5, 2016
Chicken run is hilarious movie made by Dream Works just like Shrek, the chickens tries to get away from tweedy's farm with the plans they tried but failed, however ginger has a flying plan to escape from Mrs. Tweedy who plans to turnedChicken run is hilarious movie made by Dream Works just like Shrek, the chickens tries to get away from tweedy's farm with the plans they tried but failed, however ginger has a flying plan to escape from Mrs. Tweedy who plans to turned chickens into chicken pies. It's extreme. Extreme. See it. Expand
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TiberCromwell50Nov 23, 2016
Chicken run is a hilarious movie made by DreamWorks just like Shrek, the chickens tries to get away from tweedy's farm with the plans they tried but failed. However, Ginger has a flying plan to escape from Mrs. Tweedy who plans to turnedChicken run is a hilarious movie made by DreamWorks just like Shrek, the chickens tries to get away from tweedy's farm with the plans they tried but failed. However, Ginger has a flying plan to escape from Mrs. Tweedy who plans to turned chickens into chicken pies. It's extreme. Extreme. See it. See it. See it. See it. Expand
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PAMADec 9, 2016
Chicken run is a hilarious movie made by DreamWorks just like Shrek, the chickens tries to get away from tweedy's farm with the plans they tried but failed. However, Ginger has a flying plan to escape from Mrs. Tweedy who plans to turnedChicken run is a hilarious movie made by DreamWorks just like Shrek, the chickens tries to get away from tweedy's farm with the plans they tried but failed. However, Ginger has a flying plan to escape from Mrs. Tweedy who plans to turned chickens into chicken pies. It's extreme. Extreme. Expand
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Corky_RamirezJul 18, 2017
Very fun film, re-watchable and charismatic. Mel Gibson's character oozes with charisma with a side of self-loathing, very well-rounded for an animated film. Strong supporting cast as well who compliment Gibson and help to make the universeVery fun film, re-watchable and charismatic. Mel Gibson's character oozes with charisma with a side of self-loathing, very well-rounded for an animated film. Strong supporting cast as well who compliment Gibson and help to make the universe around him feel more real, but also very isolated. Expand
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buzzsparkApr 15, 2018
Has it's flaws, but pretty good. Colourful and the stop-motion is fantastic.
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