Free Birds in 3D Synopsis
Two turkeys travel back to the year 1621 to prevent feathered friends from becoming holiday dinners.

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Film.com

A more than worthy (and weird) holiday diversion for the whole family.
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63

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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63

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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63

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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60

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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50

Entertainment Weekly

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In the end, the jokes simply aren’t funny enough to lift these flight-challenged fowl off the ground.
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50

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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50

Variety

By Justin Chang
A cute but disposable item were it not for the story’s weird racial undertow.
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40

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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38

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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Rated PG | For Rude Humor and Some Action/Peril
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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