Chicken Run (Widescreen)
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The kids should really love the extras on the DVD of this comedy hit. The DVD-ROM features two games, plenty of coloring pages, a lively story version of the movie, and enough accoutrements (screen savers, desktop icons, and more) to turn your computer into a chicken coop. For other fans, there's a concise documentary on the making of the film and another on the history of Aardman Animation. And when you feel the need, you can always press the screaming chicken panic button to relieve stress. --Doug Thomas
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For adults and children alike
CHICKEN RUN makes use of numerous film references, especially from THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963), STALAG 17 (1953) and RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981). All are cleverly interwoven with the story. The vocal performances are excellent, especially from Julia Sawalha as Ginger (the hen leader), Jane Horrocks as Babs (Ginger's bubbleheaded best friend) and Miranda Richardson as the evil Mrs. Tweedy. If the names of the first two (and their voices) sound familiar to you, no doubt you'll recognize that they are Saffy and Bubble, respectively, from "Absolutely Fabulous"; arguably the greatest British comedy series of all time. As for the male voices in CHICKEN RUN: Tony Haygarth is hilarious as the dimwitted Mr. Tweedy, the always-great (and Mike Leigh favorite) Timothy Spall is the hapless Nick and, of course, Mel Gibson is funny and charming as Rocky 'The Flying Rooster'.Read more ›
The Smurfs was... Well, pretty awful really. The tellers of that tale did an abysmal job of hiding the fact that they were telling a story we'd all heard many, many times before.
Chicken Run is better than The Smurfs. But not by enough. There's never even the tiniest bit of doubt as to the arc of character development, or where everyone is ultimately going to end up. All of which might be forgivable if the film as a whole had the charm and charisma of Aardman's other work. But it just doesn't. Even the fantastical machinery and gadgetry come across as frankly perfunctory.
On the plus side, Julia Sawalha does have a pretty sexy voice.
But that's hardly enough to carry the day.
I loved this movie, it makes you feel good, and is excellent to boot! Don't miss out on this one!
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Love this movie, it's hilarious. Lots of humour for mom and dad too. Great family movie.Published 1 month ago by Hannah Smith
We started to watch this movie on T.V. the other day but my Granddaughter had to leave. She was cackling and laughing and thoroughly enjoying it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by mystery writer
I enjoy this movie, it is great animation and has a good story. Not just for young kids.Published 10 months ago by Dr. Sharon
First full length feature from Aardman studios in Bristol, Nick Park and Peter Lord pulled a wonderful display of claymation and British cinema. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Omnes
The best flick that Mel Gibson ever starred in. A real hoot, or is that a cluckPublished 12 months ago by Leonard Tedds
CHICKEN RUN  [Blu-ray] [French Import] From the Creators of Wallace and Gromit! The Cinema Experience in High Definition! This Ain’t No Chick Flick! Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
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