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Free Birds

Free Birds
  • 2013
  • US
  • 91 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jimmy Hayward
  • Cast: Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler
  • UK release: 29 November 2013

When timid turkey Reggie (Wilson) escapes being eaten, manic Jake (Harrelson) lures him into a plot to stop turkeys from being eaten for Thanksgiving. Irrelevant product placements, bland animation, a dull script, a wasted cast and a lack of humour, pathos and narrative skill make this a turkey on every level.

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Free Birds

29 Nov 20131 star

A limp, misguided animation about turkeys attempting to escape Thanksgiving

‘Hang on to your nuggets!' proclaims the poster for Free Birds, but director Jimmy Hayward’s film isn’t about chickens, it’s about turkeys. As an example of the wrongheaded brashness of this animated film, this misnomer sets the tone for a dull…

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