Valiant (2005)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 19, 2005
DVD Release Date: December 13, 2005
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Valiant has a good collection of voice talents, but the story is strictly by-the-numbers.

David Edelstein

Where are the real fairy tales -- the ones without the relentless number of jokes aimed at grown-ups?

Leslie Felperin

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.

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This animated WWII story may not engage all kids.

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James Berardinelli

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.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A fun simplistic cheeky British cartoon that entertained me consistently.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Even though its historical references and battle scenes may fly over their heads like so many homing pigeons, kids will enjoy Valiant, too, if only for its nonstop action and lively visual design.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Though it's made with wit, style and sweetness, it may be a tricky match for American audiences.

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Cole Smithey

You're are much better off renting "Chicken Run" for an evening of entertainment with your progeny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Directors Cat
It's not amazing but this animated disney movie is a lot better then some of there other recent films. The voice talent is impressive and to be honest, its… More
KJ Proulx
It wasn't fantastic, but it was sure a tweet!
Michael Edwards
The cast all did there parts, and the film turns out to be quite entertaining, its not up to par with other disney animated features but it still is a very good… More
Film Crazy
its worth a watch its funny and sweet and a genuinly good cartton film never new it was voiced by some really good actors though
Bentley Lyles
Had some funny bits in it but Valiant's story is not the best and the animation just seems to ripoff Pixar. Only a fool would enjoy this. Vanguard… More
Dean McKenna
Fine UK 3D animation and hilarious of pigeons in the World War II, I like the character of Bugsy (voiced by Ricky Gervais) that he's a lazy, greedy,… More