The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…
This ain't no chick flick. It's poultry in motion.
Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Rocky the american rooster and Ginger the chicken decide to rebel against the evil Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy, the farm's owners. Rocky and Ginger lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the murderous farmers and their farm of doom.
Gripping prison drama about a cock looking for release.
Today was my oldest son Yorel's 4th birthday. My wife and I wanted to pick a movie to watch that the kids hadn't seen. I'd seen Chicken Run before, but my wife and two sons had not. I didn't like it as much on this re-watch as I did back in 2000 but I still liked it and my wife and kids enjoyed it. I would write a proper review but I can't think about or watch this film without this review popping into my head. DirkH said everything you need to know in one sentence.
Childhood classic that holds up. Makes me consider vegetarianism, but as soon as dinner comes by I reconsider. Chicken Run is unashamedly, quintessentially English, like Aardman always manages to be, a quality we don't see enough in our own films!
An epic and underrated soundtrack too. Seriously, check it on Spotify. What a soundtrack.
One of the first movies I saw in the cinema together with the lady I can now call my wife, was Chicken Run. Now, 13 years later I felt like a rewatch was in order, together with our 2 young rooster chicks.
On the egg farm, the chickens are eager to flee. With Ginger in charge, they tried almost everything, but things don't work out as they are intended to.
That is, until one day, like a deus ex machina, it looks like the solution is falling from the sky, in the form of an American rooster. And that's when the real fun begins.
The sequence when the chickens are initiated in flying lessons is hilarious. With the two mice…
"Pushy Americans, always showing up late for every war. Overpaid, oversexed, and over here!"
This instantly took me back me back to the days where I nearly wore out my VHS copy of Chicken Run; the energy, the enthusiasm and the brilliance is all still there in one beautifully animated piece of entertainment.
Ginger: "So laying eggs all your life and then getting plucked, stuffed, and roasted is good enough for you, is it?"
Babs: "It's a livin'."
Chicken Run is a film that I loved as a kid, but I haven't seen it in years. I used to watch it on Thanksgiving all the time (which looking back doesn't really make sense considering it's about chickens and not turkeys). Anyways Chicken Run isn't as good as I remembered, but it is still quite good. It has great clay animation, fun characters, and lots of funny lines and scenes. It has a nice short running time so it goes by in a breeze. Chicken Run is an entertaining piece of animation that I'd definitely recommend. 7.5/10
Hilarious, nostalgic, beautifully animated. It remains a classic.
It's got chickens. They're made of clay. Let's be honest, you've already made up your mind about this movie. It's so incredibly British.
All me life flashed before me eyes. It was really borin'.
(8/10)- Knock your socks off
Now there are a few studios that you associate with classic British entertainment, and Aardman studios is one of them.
Chicken Run much in the vain of aardmans other classic creation Wallace and Gromit is completely compiled from clay figures animated using stop motion camera techniques. In my opinion the animation style holds up even to this day and if you ask me it looks a lot better than The Curse Of The Were Rabbit.
Chicken Run is to simply put it a classic escape film that involves several different plans and antics, and a damn good one at that. The film centres around a hen called Ginger who simply put it , wants to escape the egg farm which…
In which the workers seize the means of production.
My childhood for some reason. I lovethis movie?? Like nostalgia
Complete list. :-(
Listed according to TimeOut London. I'll get to watching all of these eventually.