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: June 21, 2000
DVD 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.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Even without Wallace and Gromit, most of the trademark joys are here: the compound of squashy creatures and heavy machinery, the wide, open-ended rictus of a toothy smile, and the great Parkian gulp.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

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

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Rebecca Hawkes
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Its plump chickens maintain that strange, haptic quality that makes you yearn to reach out and squeeze them.

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Debra Jo Immergut
Wall Street Journal

It coaxes you to laugh and cry, flatters your intelligence, and practically guarantees a cheap night out: at dinner afterward, no one's going to be ordering anything but salad.

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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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Sebastian Faulks
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

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

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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
An exhilarating stop-motion animation that is not only impressively well made and visually spectacular but above all else should be proud of its delicious story… 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
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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