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  • Summary: A claymation spoof of classic prison-camp flicks like "The Great Escape." One of the birds hatches a plot to fly the coop at Tweedy's Chicken Farm.
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  1. Positive: 33 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. The suspense isn't exactly breathtaking, but there are some mighty fine laughs in this clever Claymation cartoon.Family fun for all.
  2. People who have seen it seem to be crazy about it.
  3. Reviewed by: Heather Fehere
    90
    A movie that kids may want to see again and again, and adults will be happy to oblige.
  4. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    90
    It starts quietly, introducing its splendid gallery of fowl, rats and humans, then builds and builds until it achieves full comic liftoff.
  5. Reviewed by: Michael Sragow
    90
    This movie's cornucopia of humorous riffs and stunts never fails to amuse or enthrall because it never ceases to be unexpected.
  6. It is not only an amazing technical accomplishment, it's also the wittiest and best-voiced animated movie to come along in years.
  7. 40
    A combination of "Barnyard Follies" and "Schindler's List."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Aug 14, 2011
    10
    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. 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
  2. Mar 2, 2013
    10
    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....
  3. May 31, 2011
    10
    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. Expand
  4. Oct 23, 2011
    9
    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. Expand
  5. May 24, 2012
    9
    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....... Expand
  6. Nov 19, 2010
    8
    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. Collapse
  7. Nov 12, 2012
    4
    The joke only works for about 10 of the 84 minutes.

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