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In this irreverent, hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy, directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good. (C) Relativity Media

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Free Birds is not (sorry) a turkey of a film. But it doesn't really soar terribly high either."
‑ Bill Zwecker, Chicago Tribune
"Everything about "Free Birds" feels perfunctory, from its generic title and holiday setting to its starry voice cast and undistinguished use of 3-D."
‑ Christy Lemire,
"Any given scene from Free Birds seems more like a YouTube parody of stupid children's films than a piece of something that real human beings put together with honest artistic intent."
‑ Dan Schindel, Movie Mezzanine
"The muddled story and lacklustre animation makes this a film that's strictly for the birds."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Ultimately embarrassing and even offensive but has an offbeat premise, some neat characters and plenty of guffaw-worthy gags."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"A lot of agreeable kookiness compensates for the ramshackle script in this tale of turkeys traveling back in time to prevent becoming an essential part of Thanksgiving dinner."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
"A stale turkey hash that heaves a lot of ingredients in the oven but never turns on the gas, a frantic attempt to come up with an animated film built around Thanksgiving Day traditions."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"These birds are good to look at, and you can easily get caught up in the characters. But the situation is a bit too much to swallow . . . even for Thanksgiving."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Anyone who's seen Chicken Run will wonder why they're not enjoying a well-constructed Aardman animation rather than attempting to make sense of this incoherent transatlantic trifle."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"I can't bring myself to say that this film is a you-know-what. Let's just say that there should be no pardon. It deserves to die a death."
‑ Brian Viner, Daily Mail [UK]
"The movie's animal rights, vegetarian message should go down easily with politically correct parents - at least until they choke on the offensive depiction of 17th-century turkeys as face-painted, headband-wearing native Americans."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"A forgettable - and occasionally borderline offensive - animated tale of turkeys trying to take back Thanksgiving."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"This family-friendly animation gets off to an amusing start but soon flies off into la-la land."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Record [UK]
"More of a Turkey Twizzler than a sizzler, Free Birds isn't funny enough to leave adults rolling in the aisles, nor does it have a sustained sense of peril to leave children on the edge of their seats."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"The animation is good but the plotting is too slow and unclear."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
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