Chicken Run
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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" style escape. Both chickens are tired of being repressed and know they face an eventual certain death, so in planning their escape, they rally with their fellow chickens.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What gives this movie its oddly strong grip on a viewer's heart is a physical tenderness inseparable from the nature of claymation."
‑ F.X. Feeney, L.A. Weekly
"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."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Chicken Run is a charmingly conceived entertainment. But it's a little bit twee."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"The film is brilliantly voiced across the board, with special notice to Mel Gibson as Rocky and Julia Sawalha as Ginger."
‑ Glen Oliver, IGN Movies
"Indeed, it's the best movie comedy to come out of England since Monty Python packed up the circus."
‑ Randall King, Jam! Movies
"Most of the time Chicken Run entertains, instructs, involves and enchants."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"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."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The claymation comedy Chicken Run is eggsactly what the doctor ordered. It's a witty, high-spirited adventure that will appeal to moviegoers of all ages. Call it chicken soup for the funny bone."
‑ Louis B. Hobson, Jam! Movies
"The sly, sardonic flight of fancy known as Chicken Run is a delightful epic of fowl deeds, quests for freedom and poultry heroics from the off-kilter English cartoon house, Aardman Animation."
‑ Dennis King, Tulsa World
"Chicken Run contains some gorgeous, destined-to-be-classic set pieces, and this is where the Aardman production team flex their animation muscles."
‑ Megan Spencer, Triple J
"Run to Chicken Run. This clay-animation comedy is the most entertaining animal story since Babe."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"It is not only an amazing technical accomplishment, it's also the wittiest and best-voiced animated movie to come along in years."
‑ Jonathan Foreman, New York Post
"The first feature film from England's Aardman Animation, and the first truly terrific film to be released by DreamWorks."
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
"Like Wallace & Gromit, it's a paean to British eccentricity, equal parts cluelessness and hopefulness, full of English slang and dry Brit humor."
‑ Matt Soergel, Florida Times-Union
"It's nothing less than a stop-motion tour de force, bursting with charm, humor, invention and eye-popping mise en scene."
‑ Todd Anthony, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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