Chicken Run Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 4216

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 262

Theatrical Release Date: 06/21/2000

Language: English

Genre: Animation, Adventure

MPAA Rating: G

Director: Nick Park, Peter Lord

Actors: Phil Daniels, Mel Gibson, Miranda Richardson, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, Lynn Ferguson

Plot: Greedy farm owner Mrs. Tweedy runs her 1950s Yorkshire poultry ranch like a P.O.W. camp, pushing the resident chickens ever closer to unrest. Head chicken Ginger plots to free the birds from the farm, which will soon morph into a chicken-pot-pie factory. But after several failed attempts, she asks a dashing rooster for help.

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3.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/09/2019

The animated set pieces are ludicrously wild. This was Aardman Studio's first film and it proved they're claymation characters work just as well at feature length as they do in shorts.

Rating of
3.5/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 08/06/2014

A fantastic family movie with some dark parts in it.

Rating of
3/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 03/24/2012

Chicken Run is a clever homage to prison escape films, like The Great Escape and Stalag 17. The animation is nostalgic and top notch and the visual jokes are what makes the film the most fun.

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Rating of
3/4

Not just a "Chick" movie

The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/01/2008

In the farming community of England there is a chicken farm which resembles, and is run like a POW camp by the "Tweedys" (voiced by Miranda Richardson and Tony Haygarth). "Mrs. Tweedy" (Richardson) pays close attention to the egg output, then picks the least productive hen for dinner.

The "Tweedys", especially "Mrs. Tweedy", have left the hens and roosters scared for their lives (literally), and a young hen named "Ginger" (voiced by Julia Sawalha) takes it upon herself to come up with a plan to get them out of there when a flying American rooster named "Rocky" (voiced by Mel Gibson) crashes into the chicken coup after falling from a rough flight. "Ginger" then gets the idea to have "Rocky", who apparently injured a wing in the crash landing, teach herself and the rest of the chickens …

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