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Free Birds 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.
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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...
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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 —...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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wow what a waste

By SIPAnkh
21st century, where games look more realistic that this cartoon's characters not along cartoon motion pictures! This was huge waste of time and money! Poor graphics, story started as one with...

Expecting much better honestly...

By walter.bellini
Like the cast but the story just was a bland okay, could have waited for the DVD. There were some funny moments but if felt like things just dragged on more than they should have, my five year old...

Free Birds

By jmedrano75
It was GREAT! I took my 2 1/2 year old for the first time to the movies, was not sure how he would do, and he sat thru the whole movie, fully engaged and entertained....

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By annieAMC
I took my 5 year old grandson to see it. It was a great concept, but got lost on my grandson. It was too wordy at times and could have been shorter. I enjoyed it, but my 30 year old daughter,mother...

viewed with children age 7, 10 & 11

By cindycarmichael
I took three children ages 7, 10, 11 to this movie on opening day. I would say overall, everyone enjoyed it. Some of the ways the plot was moved forward seemed pretty random, but I wasn't expecting...

Free Birding

By jasong10
Took my 2 yr old daughter and 7 yr old son to see. He gave it a thumbs up. I was more on the fence. Cute premise but it seemed to be missing something that would make me want to rent again when...

Free Birds

By wfie1981
This has to be the worst movie I have ever seen!!!! If I was Owen Wilson I would have my name removed from the character list and feel guilty about having taken money for playing in it. All kidding...

Thought it would be funnier

By kimntay
I know it was a kids movie, but there was more adult jokes children wouldn't get and over all it was just OK, I thought it would be funnier and cuter due to the previews. I expected more....


By deboes
My 10 year old grandson and I went to see FreeBirds. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Can'twait for it t come out on DVD so I can share it with my 2 and 4 year old grandchildren....

Free Birds

By Kalina4022
Bringing the grand kids whose ages are 9 and 4 were focused on the movie. The 4 year old every now and then was loosing interest but got him interested again....

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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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