Free Birds: movie review

Movies , Animation
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Reggie (Owen Wilson) is the smartest gobbler in his flock. He knows his fellow turkeys are being fattened up for human consumption come November, though his dim-witted brethren are content in their ignorance. Fortunately, fate puts our hero in the path of a muscular birdbrain (Woody Harrelson) with a magic doorknob that leads the duo to a time machine, which takes them back to the very first Thanksgiving where they proceed to…

You might as well just make up the rest yourself; it will prove infinitely more satisfying than sitting through this laugh-free stab at an animated alterna-holiday classic. The target audience may be the kids who’ll stare goggle-eyed at any low-rent Pixar knockoff, but the purported humor and reliance on nonsensical plot twists—how do you squeeze the President of the United States into this story?—are pure stoner. To call this a turkey would be an insult to poultry.

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Release details

Rated: PG
Release date: Friday November 1 2013
Duration: 91 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jimmy Hayward
Screenwriter: Jimmy Hayward