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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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“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]


“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]


“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]


“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]


“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]


“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

'71 :

“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]


“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]


“..still, "The Lazarus Effect," clocking in at a brief 86 minutes, doesn't go far enough, isn't scary enough and has mad scientists who just aren't mad enough..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]