• Free Birds (2013)

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Free Birds

Release Date: November 1st, 2013

DVD Release Date: February 4th, 2014

PG |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Pardoned by the president, a lucky turkey (Owen Wilson) named Reggie gets to live a carefree lifestyle, until fellow fowl Jake (Woody Harrelson) recruits him for a history-changing mission. Jake and Reggie travel back in time to the year 1621, just before the first Thanksgiving. The plan: Prevent all turkeys from ever becoming holiday dinners. Unfortunately, the two birds encounter colonist Myles Standish (Colm Meaney), out to capture feathered friends for all the hungry Pilgrims.

Cast: Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, George Takei, Colm Meaney, Keith David, Dan Fogler, Jimmy Hayward

Director: Jimmy Hayward

Genres: Children, Animated, Adventure, Comedy

Production Co: Relativity, Reel FX Animation Studios

Distributors: Relativity Media

Keywords: 2010s, Rescue, Hilarious, Playful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Bill ZweckerChicago 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

  • 76
    Film.com

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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