Chicken Run
Chicken Run (2000)

A comedy drama set on a Yorkshire chicken farm in 1950s England, the story follows the turbulent romance between Rocky the Rooster and Ginger the chicken, both of whom yearn for freedom and are planning a daring "prisoner of war"… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: November 21, 2000
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly

What gives this movie its oddly strong grip on a viewer's heart is a physical tenderness inseparable from the nature of claymation.

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David Edelstein

This first feature by Nick Park and Peter Lord, the team that brought you Wallace and Gromit, is a diabolically witty piece of work, a haymaker.

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Sebastian Faulks
Sunday Mail [UK]

It's a warm-hearted and amusing entertainment that your children will enjoy.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Most of the time Chicken Run entertains, instructs, involves and enchants.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Apart from looking like no other type of animated film, Chicken Run stands alone in its unwavering determination not to play down to the kiddies.

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Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

Chickens are inherently funny, like nature's idea of a very practical joke. Park and Lord have just improved the old rubber chicken gag, making it movable, turning it into something closer to who we are and what we know as humans.

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Run to Chicken Run. This clay-animation comedy is the most entertaining animal story since Babe.

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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

It is not only an amazing technical accomplishment, it's also the wittiest and best-voiced animated movie to come along in years.

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Peter Bradshaw

Chicken Run is a charmingly conceived entertainment. But it's a little bit twee.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
An exhilarating stop-motion animation that not only proves to be impressively well made and visually spectacular, but also boasts a delicious story full of… More
Christopher Heim
The stop-motion animation is impressive with well-executed action sequences to boost. Unfortunately, the story treads on too much familiar ground and tends to… More
Louis Rogers
Fantastic animation and artwork, brilliantly performed voiceovers, a hilarious script and heaps of Aardman detail, this film is successful on every level and… More
Jim Careter
Chicken Run is a genius piece of animated film, and it will be in my childhood until the day I die, and it really is funny and has a great storyline, and is a… More
Directors Cat
This film has a hugely undeniable charm, it is exciting and brilliant to look at. The detail of the animation is simply a spectacle and the voice acting is a… More
Tim Salmons
From the creators of Wallace & Grommet comes Chicken Run, Dreamworks very first animated film. Although this movie draws heavily upon The Great Escape for… More