• Released
  • November 1, 2013
  • PG , 1 hr 31 min
  • Animated
  • 1,635 Fan Ratings
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A more than worthy (and weird) holiday diversion for the whole family.
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
At an hour and a half, the action in Free Birds gets stretched thin. It’s Thanksgiving fare, sure, but it only partly satisfies our hankering.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
While the overall concept of the script is pretty creative and original, at several points along the way the storyline gets a bit muddled.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Free Birds is pleasant enough holiday fare. And kudos to the animators for transforming a rather unattractive — or at least unappreciated — species into a cast of endearing characters.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Although it seldom approaches the inspiration of its plucky premise... Free Birds nevertheless manages to avoid being branded a holiday turkey.
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Entertainment Weekly

In the end, the jokes simply aren’t funny enough to lift these flight-challenged fowl off the ground.
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Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
Like so many modern animated features, Free Birds packs too much in; the picture feels cramped and cluttered, and, despite its occasionally manic action, it moves as slowly as a fattened bird waddling toward its doom.
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By Justin Chang
A cute but disposable item were it not for the story’s weird racial undertow.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Children, of course, won’t notice the political subtext. But do be prepared for them to exit the theater demanding that you make only Tofurkey in the future.
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New York Post

By Sara Stewart
A forgettable — and occasionally borderline offensive — animated tale of turkeys trying to take back Thanksgiving.
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38 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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