Free Birds
Free Birds (2013)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 1, 2013
DVD Release Date: February 4, 2014
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Technically proficient yet creatively moribund, Free Birds begs unfortunate comparisons with the dim-witted fowl that inspired it.

Bill Zwecker
Chicago Tribune

Free Birds is not (sorry) a turkey of a film. But it doesn't really soar terribly high either.

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Christy Lemire

Everything about "Free Birds" feels perfunctory, from its generic title and holiday setting to its starry voice cast and undistinguished use of 3-D.

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Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald

Free Birds, an animated buddy comedy that evokes the daffiness of classic Chuck Jones cartoons, is no turkey.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

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.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

Josh Terry
Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

Free Birds is a funny film.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

A forgettable - and occasionally borderline offensive - animated tale of turkeys trying to take back Thanksgiving.

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Renuka Vyavahare
The Times of India

Free Birds is quite forgettable and generic for your liking. If your kid still insists, let him or her watch it. Meanwhile, you can dream of a scrumptious meal, while taking a short nap in the theatre.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
It's understandable that pretty much everyone absolutely hated this film, the main reasons being: its premise is laughably horrible, it isn't… More
Manu Gino
The greatest turkey movie of all time. Good animated movie! I'm very relieved to finally see an animated movie made just for fun and without feeling the… More
Carlos Magalhães
A mediocre, run-of-the-mill animation destined to be rapidly forgotten by everyone, not only for being mostly unfunny and full of clichés but also because it… More
Film Crazy
Strong start, amusing but flaps of towards the middle and end!
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Kevin M. Williams
A time machine takes two turkeys back to the first Thanksgiving to try to get turkeys off the traditional holiday menu. A character piece (with some slightly… More