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Inspired by the true-life story of carrier pigeons who were trained to carry vital information for the Allied forces across the English Channel during World War II, this computer-animated adventure comedy focuses on Valiant (voice of Ewan McGregor), a wood pigeon who has volunteered to do his part for England during the war. While Valiant believes in the cause, he's not exactly a quick study in his training under a no-nonsense sergeant (voice of Jim Broadbent), and his new pal Bugsy (voice of Ricky Gervais), a vermin-carrying former denizen of Trafalgar Square, fares even worse in the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Where are the real fairy tales -- the ones without the relentless number of jokes aimed at grown-ups?"
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Despite a handful of good aerial 'birdfight' sequences, 'Valiant' fails to get off the ground due to a by-numbers script and dodo-ugly character design that add up to less than one would expect from 'Shrek' producer John H. WilliamsJohn H. William."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Variety
"This animated WWII story may not engage all kids."
‑ Common Sense Media Editors, Common Sense Media
"A valiant effort."
‑ Harry Haun, Film Journal International
"Will probably keep youngsters entertained for its short 76 minutes running time."
‑ James O'Ehley, SA Movie & DVD Magazine
"Arguably the blandest of the burgeoning crop of big budget digitally animated films, Valiant aims to prove that the death of traditional animation has simply pushed lackluster screenplays into the digital realm."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Not only is the pacing less hyper, the humour less pop-cult savvy and the story almost creakily old-fashioned [than a Pixar production], it even looks like it was made in a cloudier climate: the dominant colours are muted blues and greys."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"A fun simplistic cheeky British cartoon that entertained me consistently."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"For parents who are tired of the hip, stupid bombast of films like Shark Tale, it'll do."
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Christianity Today
"I think history will remember it as the usher to the mid-list CGI feature."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Even though its historical references and battle scenes may fly over their heads like so many homing pigeons, kids will enjoy Valiant, too, if only for its nonstop action and lively visual design."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Though it's made with wit, style and sweetness, it may be a tricky match for American audiences."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"You're are much better off renting "Chicken Run" for an evening of entertainment with your progeny."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"It's a tale with plenty of spirit and a good heart, and yet, this story doesn't so much soar across the screen as it does waddle."
‑ Winda Benedetti, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Pode não ser uma obra-prima (não é mesmo), mas é suficientemente bem realizado para merecer uma conferida enquanto o novo projeto da Pixar não chega aos cinemas."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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