80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A consistently amusing, often inspired family romp.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
As cluttered as the movie gets before the ending, it's funny throughout, with some 1970s and '80s music thrown in to keep adults happy.
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75

TV Guide

By Angel Cohn
This wild and unexpected ride should delight younger children with its bright colors and constant chaos, while adults are likely to be charmed by the witty banter, subtle one-liners and a sweet father-son relationship that highlights the need for good communication.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
With one of the year's busiest scripts, Little launches 76 zippy minutes.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie did make me smile. It didn't make me laugh, and it didn't involve my emotions, or the higher regions of my intellect, for that matter. It's a perfectly acceptable feature cartoon for kids up to a certain age, but it doesn't have the universal appeal of some of the best recent animation.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Shiny and peppy, with some solid laughs and dandy vocal performances, but even a small child may sense how forced this movie is -- how hard it tries to be all things to all audiences.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The studio's fresh corps of CG animators may get up to speed before the current four-picture cycle is completed, but if they don't get better material to work with, the sky will be falling along Dopey Drive.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Chicken Little is entirely lacking in anything "Disneyesque."
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
What falls in Chicken Little are hopes.
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
If I could find some facet to praise, I'd be glad to do so, but the production's mediocrity is all-pervasive -- story, character, graphic design, even music -- and it all points to a failure of corporate imagination, or maybe just nerve.
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48 out of 100
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