Chicken Run (2000)
Critic Consensus: Chicken Run has all the charm of Nick Park's Wallace & Gromit, and something for everybody. The voice acting is fabulous, the slapstick is brilliant, and the action sequences are spectacular.
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Critic Reviews for Chicken Run
Even without Wallace and Gromit, most of the trademark joys are here: the compound of squashy creatures and heavy machinery, the wide, open-ended rictus of a toothy smile, and the great Parkian gulp.
It coaxes you to laugh and cry, flatters your intelligence, and practically guarantees a cheap night out: at dinner afterward, no one's going to be ordering anything but salad.
What gives this movie its oddly strong grip on a viewer's heart is a physical tenderness inseparable from the nature of claymation.
Most of the time Chicken Run entertains, instructs, involves and enchants.
Run to Chicken Run. This clay-animation comedy is the most entertaining animal story since Babe.
Audience Reviews for Chicken Run
Take "The Great Escape" and switch the story to a English barnyard, where a covey of fowl have had it with intolerable conditions and want out. Doesn't seem like much but the beautifully succinct animation (which can convey just about any emotion Aardmann so chooses), a warmly told tale, and a cast of diverse characters to root for and you are drawn into this surprisingly charming experience. Well done stuff.
An exhilarating stop-motion animation that is not only impressively well made and visually spectacular but above all else should be proud of its delicious story full of adorable characters, hilarious dialogue and amazing action scenes, making for so much fun.
Fantastic animation and artwork, brilliantly performed voiceovers, a hilarious script and heaps of Aardman detail, this film is successful on every level and withstands inordinate amounts of rewatching.
Chicken Run Quotes
|Bunty:||The chances of us getting out of here are a million to one.|
|Ginger:||Then there's still a chance.|
|Mr. Tweedy:||I told you they were organised.|
|Rocky:||Ducky, i think you flew four feet today!|
|Nick:||Oh right four feet..from the roof to the ground! *he and Fetcher laugh*|