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November 1, 2013
PG , 1 hr 31 min
1,633 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: Two turkeys travel back to the year 1621 to prevent feathered friends from becoming holiday dinners.
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A more than worthy (and weird) holiday diversion for the whole family.
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...
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.
By Claudia Puig
Free Birds is pleasant enough holiday fare. And kudos to the animators for transforming a rather unattractive — or at least unappreciated —...
The Hollywood Reporter
Although it seldom approaches the inspiration of its plucky premise... Free Birds nevertheless manages to avoid being branded a holiday...
In the end, the jokes simply aren’t funny enough to lift these flight-challenged fowl off the ground.
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...
By Justin Chang
A cute but disposable item were it not for the story’s weird racial undertow.
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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...
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By Sara Stewart
A forgettable — and occasionally borderline offensive — animated tale of turkeys trying to take back Thanksgiving.
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Took the wife and daughter
made me think about making some new traditions, but seriously, turkey sandwiches are still on the menu. daughter laughed, wife swore off turkey....
Kids loved it! I loved it! It was funny in the beginning too! This movie is the best for Thanksgiving! You have to get this movie on DVD like I did!...
Something to rent once...or to hit the dollar movies....but I wont be buying this one......
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Rated PG | For Some Action/Peril and Rude Humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+
Clever idea turns bland in turkey-focused holiday fare.
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