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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 7 )
  • 25
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    In execution, the film is all sidekicks and sight gags, with little story cohesion or purpose. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    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. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 76

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

  • 63
    Bill Zwecker Chicago Sun-Times

    While the overall concept of the script is pretty creative and original, at several points along the way the storyline gets a bit muddled. show more

  • 63
    Tom Russo Boston Globe

    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. show more

  • 38
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    A forgettable — and occasionally borderline offensive — animated tale of turkeys trying to take back Thanksgiving. show more

  • 38
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Well-intended but maladroit, with a clever premise and cute animation that are undermined by the trite sci-fi parody plot and manic, unfunny banter. show more

  • 38
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    Frozen, undercooked and sorely lacking much in the way of “all the trimmings,” this turkey isn’t ready to serve. show more

  • February 23, 2014 tv85002
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    This is sooo much like Bill and Ted's Journey. Animation is the only thing that keeps this movie alive. We lose ourselves in the comedy between the two turkeys, otherwise this is really a terrible film, even for kids !

  • November 29, 2013 ab00000000172765
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    Cute movie. Hard to follow though. Not for young kids.

  • November 21, 2013 pb00000000172048
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    this movie is very funny and a really great family movie

  • November 07, 2013 manincsa
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  • November 04, 2013 jo00000000170471
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    This movie was GREAT !!! More Power to the Birds !!! If you appreciate really good family entertainment, Free Birds is a must see as this movie grandly delivers good fun! We personally witnessed kids, teenagers, and yes even adults loving this movie while we watched it two different occasions.

  • November 02, 2013 bobby
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    I liked it more than I expected to. My 5 year old loved it. Great for kids, very good humor.

  • November 01, 2013 fahapa
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    My Grand Daughter and I don\'t really care about what the critics like and don\'t like, we just had a good time.

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