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Chicken Run Review

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  • 5.0

    out of 100

    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Not only funny and wicked, clever and visually inventive, but . . . kind and sweet. Tender and touching.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    A little slapstick, a little action, rich characters and a whopping serving of wit. All baked to near-perfection.

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 6+

Fab animation from Wallace and Gromit creator.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although this movie is rated G, it may be too scary or hard to follow for kids under 6 or 7. A minor character is killed off-screen, and characters are in peril throughout the movie.

  • Families can talk about why it was hard for Rocky to tell the truth -- and even to understand what telling the truth meant (as when he said, "I didn't lie to them, dollface. I just omitted certain truths"). Families can also discuss Ginger's perseverance in the face of steep odds, her refusal to escape without her friends, and the importance of leadership and teamwork. Why does Ginger have a dream of freedom that some of the other chickens can't even imagine? What does it mean to say that "the fences aren't just around the farm -- they're up here on your head"?

The good stuff
  • rolemodels true2

    Role models: Strong, smart female characters (also strong female villain).

What to watch for
  • violence false2

    Violence and scariness: Characters in peril; minor character (chicken) killed with an axe. Plenty of mild injuries as the chickens try out flying machines. Chickens are threatened with getting turned into pies.

  • sex false1

    Sexy stuff: Very mild flirtations with a rooster.

  • language false0

    Language: Not an issue

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue