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Chicken Little


Genre :

Animation, Comedy, Family

Release Date :

November 04, 2005

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Mark Dindal

Starring :

Zach Braff, Garry Marshall, Joan Cusack, Steve Zahn, Amy Sedaris, Don Knotts, Harry Shearer, Patrick Stewart, Wallace Shawn, Fred Willard, Adam West

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

“..so inane and pointless..”
by Jean Lowerison [San Diego Metropolitan]
1 of 5

“..smeared with surface gloss, but lacks real heart and originality..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
3 of 4

“..pretty enjoyable..”
by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
2 of 5

“..not something one would expect as an A-list release from Disney..”
by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
8 of 10

“..funny, fast paced, well-voiced, and beautifully animated..”
by Scott Chitwood [Comingsoon]
3.5 of 5

“..engaging and fun..”
by Ellen Futterman [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
2.5 of 4

“..doesn't offer much new in the plot, characterization and animation departments..”
by Amy Biancolli [Houston Chronicle]
2.5 of 4

“..doesn't offer anything special..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2.5 of 4

“..doesn't come close to the genius ease of Pixar..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
1.5 of 4

“..derivative and uninspired..”
by Tom Meek [The Boston Phoenix]
4 of 4

“..by far the best animated entertainment of the year..”
by Barry Paris [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
3.5 of 5

“..an entertaining flight for the kids..”
by Gerry Shamray [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
3 of 4

“..an enjoyable family comedy with a reassuring moral,..”
by Terry Lawson [Detroit Free Press]
4 of 5

“..a rip-snorting flight of adventure fantasy that has an unfettered imagination and a wicked sense of humor..”
by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
3 of 5

“..a nice little trifle that's too chicken to do anything but play it safe..”
by David Germain [The Hartford Courant]
“..a mildly inspired update of a familiar fable..”
by Steve Schneider [Orlando Weekly]
4.5 of 5

“..a fun, entertaining, energetic family film with humor and wit to spare...”
by Edward Kasche [The Cinema Source]
3 of 4

“..a clever piece of whimsy wrapped in rather bland computer animation..”
by Mary-Liz Shaw [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Pam Grady [Reel]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Chris Vognar [The Dallas Morning News]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Robert Denerstein [Denver Rocky Mountain News]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Christopher Null [Filmcritic]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Annlee Ellingson [Boxoffice Magazine]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Erik Childress [EFilmCritic]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
3 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Gene Seymour [Newsday]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Robert K. Elder [Chicago Tribune]
2 of 4
Reviewed by James Verniere [Boston Herald]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Pete Vonder Haar [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]
Reviewed by Joe MacLeod [Baltimore City Paper]
Reviewed by Michael Rechtshaffen [The Hollywood Reporter]

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“..the movie has a few cute moments, but for the most part it's as predictable as being bored in trigonometry..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]


“..director James McTeigue ( V for Vendetta) has turned in a crisply efficient thriller that doesn’t surprise but still manages to be mildly entertaining over the course of its predictable 96 minutes..”
by Cary Darling [DFW.com]


“..it's hard to appreciate San Andreas as much more than a series of special effects vistas: impeccably detailed, completely plastic..”
by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky [A.V. Club]


“..fearsomely visceral and impeccably performed, it's a brisk, bracing update, even as it remains exquisitely in period..”
by Guy Lodge [Variety]


“..delightfully inventive, funny and touching and, surreptitiously, a great way of helping kids get a handle on all those inexplicable feelings..”
by David Sexton [This is London]


“..Villeneuve handles conventional action sequences terrifically well..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]


“..from the cloying, ever-present score to the complete lack of narrative momentum, it all adds up to a film that's easily Van Sant's worst..”
by Oliver Lyttelton [The Playlist]


“..the movie can conjure up futuristic images, but the story is nothing we haven't seen before...”
by Stephanie Merry [Washington Post]


“..the spirits may have been willing with Poltergeist but the movie is weak..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]


“..will make fans of the Japanese animation studio yearn for when Hayao Miyazaki was there. The now-retired maestro of the form had a sense of poetry and lyricism that's sadly missing here..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]