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Chicken Run (2000)



Critic Consensus: Chicken Run has all the charm of Nick Park's Wallace & Gromit, and something for everybody. The voice acting is fabulous, the slapstick is brilliant, and the action sequences are spectacular.

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A comedy drama set on a Yorkshire chicken farm in 1950s England, the story follows the turbulent romance between Rocky the Rooster and Ginger the chicken, both of whom yearn for freedom and are planning a daring "prisoner of war" style escape. Both chickens are tired of being repressed and know they face an eventual certain death, so in planning their escape, they rally with their fellow chickens.

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Mel Gibson
as Rocky Rhodes
Jo Allen
as Chicken
Lisa Kay
as Chicken
Phil Daniels
as Fetcher the Rat
Tony Haygarth
as Mr. Tweedy
Miranda Richardson
as Mrs. Tweedy
Timothy Spall
as Nick the Rat
John Sharian
as Circus Man
Gérard Depardieu
as Voix française de Rocky
Valérie Lemercier
as Voix française de Ginger
Béatrice Agenin
as Voix française de Mme Tweedy
Henri Guybet
as Voix française de Mr Tweedy
Josiane Balasko
as Voix française de Bunty/Bernadette
Claude Piéplu
as Voix française de Fowler/Cdt Poulard
Laura Strachan
as Additional Chicken, Chicken
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Critic Reviews for Chicken Run

All Critics (173) | Top Critics (51)

Chicken Run, if anything, offers an alternative to a desolate world that many of us are increasingly afraid of.

March 15, 2021 | Full Review…

Its plump chickens maintain that strange, haptic quality that makes you yearn to reach out and squeeze them.

July 20, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Even without Wallace and Gromit, most of the trademark joys are here: the compound of squashy creatures and heavy machinery, the wide, open-ended rictus of a toothy smile, and the great Parkian gulp.

July 20, 2015 | Full Review…

It coaxes you to laugh and cry, flatters your intelligence, and practically guarantees a cheap night out: at dinner afterward, no one's going to be ordering anything but salad.

July 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Chicken Run is a charmingly conceived entertainment. But it's a little bit twee.

August 24, 2014 | Full Review…

Most of the time Chicken Run entertains, instructs, involves and enchants.

August 24, 2014 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Chicken Run

Take "The Great Escape" and switch the story to a English barnyard, where a covey of fowl have had it with intolerable conditions and want out. Doesn't seem like much but the beautifully succinct animation (which can convey just about any emotion Aardmann so chooses), a warmly told tale, and a cast of diverse characters to root for and you are drawn into this surprisingly charming experience. Well done stuff.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


An exhilarating stop-motion animation that is not only impressively well made and visually spectacular but above all else should be proud of its delicious story full of adorable characters, hilarious dialogue and amazing action scenes, making for so much fun.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Fantastic animation and artwork, brilliantly performed voiceovers, a hilarious script and heaps of Aardman detail, this film is successful on every level and withstands inordinate amounts of rewatching.

Louis Rogers
Louis Rogers

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