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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

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  • Summary: Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 27
  2. Negative: 12 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Kate Erbland
    Oct 30, 2013
    76
    A more than worthy (and weird) holiday diversion for the whole family.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Russo
    Oct 31, 2013
    63
    At an hour and a half, the action in Free Birds gets stretched thin. It’s Thanksgiving fare, sure, but it only partly satisfies our hankering.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Rechtshaffen
    Oct 29, 2013
    60
    Although it seldom approaches the inspiration of its plucky premise... Free Birds nevertheless manages to avoid being branded a holiday turkey.
  4. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Nov 1, 2013
    40
    Children, of course, won’t notice the political subtext. But do be prepared for them to exit the theater demanding that you make only Tofurkey in the future.
  5. Reviewed by: Liam Lacey
    Oct 31, 2013
    38
    Well-intended but maladroit, with a clever premise and cute animation that are undermined by the trite sci-fi parody plot and manic, unfunny banter.
  6. Reviewed by: Miriam Bale
    Oct 31, 2013
    30
    Free Birds is likely to leave audiences fuzzy-headed and vaguely nauseated instead of nourished and satisfied.
  7. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Oct 30, 2013
    16
    The characters are so two-dimensional that a meaningful connection with the material isn't elusive; it's downright impossible.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 9 out of 22
  1. Feb 7, 2014
    10
    Perfect kids movie. From beginning to end not the slightest hint of boredom ! I enjoyed it a lot and recommend it to anyone who likes some good fun with loveable characters. I would watch it again and that says something. I don't wanna spoil anything ! You gotta see it for yourself ! Btw I don't freaking know why there a so many bad reviews for this, I liked it a lot more than Despicable Me 2. Expand
  2. Feb 19, 2014
    9
    I enjoyed the film a lot, it was a great story and very, very humorous. The characters all have different personalities & I like that. There were fourth-wall moments towards the audience which kind of made the film more like a parody of how a certain action film is supposed to be, it was a hilarious moment. I recommend you watch it, because I find the film entertaining and worth the time. Expand
  3. Nov 2, 2013
    7
    Very cute movie. Story is engaging, plot is adequately complicated for a kids holiday movie. I was pleasantly surprised today, seeing this after reading the terrible reviews. It's supposed to be silly. It's supposed to be fun. The kids loved it, mine and the dozens of others laughing in the theater.
    The critics are off base here.
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  4. Dec 30, 2013
    5
    I saw "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" with my little brother and his friends, but I would like "Free Birds". Even though, I would gave "Free Birds" two thumbs down. Expand
  5. Mar 18, 2014
    3
    i loved owen wilson in the internship and wedding crashers . but this is the worst thanksgiving special i have ever seen worst then charlie brown series . Expand
  6. Nov 14, 2013
    3
    YAWN!boring,racist,AND WEIRED!It's not good.Saw the trailer,heard bad stuff about it.Saw the first 30 minutes then i turned it off!PLEASE DONT WATCH!!!:( Expand
  7. Nov 10, 2013
    0
    Oh, my, God. I thought Planes was godawful. This movie is basically everything an animated film should not be. Unfunny, annoying, racist, and worst of all boring. The plot of the film is basically like dances with wolves, except with turkeys and a time travel element. Honestly, stay away from this piece of human waste, showing this to kids is really not a good idea, there are much better films still in theaters. Expand

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