Metacritic Movie Ratings
Free Birds Reviews

2.0

38

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally unfavorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Free Birds is pleasant enough holiday fare. And kudos to the animators for transforming a rather unattractive — or at least unappreciated — species into a cast of endearing characters.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesBill Zwecker

    While the overall concept of the script is pretty creative and original, at several points along the way the storyline gets a bit muddled.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Although it seldom approaches the inspiration of its plucky premise... Free Birds nevertheless manages to avoid being branded a holiday turkey.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    VarietyJustin Chang

    A cute but disposable item were it not for the story’s weird racial undertow.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Village VoiceStephanie Zacharek

    Like so many modern animated features, Free Birds packs too much in; the picture feels cramped and cluttered, and, despite its occasionally manic action, it moves as slowly as a fattened bird waddling toward its doom.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    In the end, the jokes simply aren’t funny enough to lift these flight-challenged fowl off the ground.

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