Chicken Run (U)

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Review byMatthew Turner17/10/2000

Four out offive stars

Rocky The Rooster leads his brave band of feathered friends to freedom Great Escape style.

From the creators of Wallace and Grommit and Creature Comforts comes this fine feathered tale of imprisoned battery chickens determined to escape the confinement of their pen.

With all their previous attempts going disastrously wrong the gals' spirits are lifted when a travelling rooster (Gibson) crashes into their huts and agrees to train them how to fly.

Their escape is made even more necessary when the farmers' wife builds a pie-making-machine with ideas of producing superior chicken pies!

Lord and Park superbly adapts his TV/Video format to a full feature-length movie and keeps audiences captivated throughout.

Satirising almost every prison film, they produce a top-notch comedy for all ages, as like The Simpsons the deeply ironic undertones will keep adults and kids entertained alike.

Gibson not only adds that international flair that is almost requisite to an 'over-the-atlantic-success' but really brings the Rooster to life perfectly aided by Julia Sawalha providing the voice of Ginger, the plot-hatching leader of the birds.

Wonderfully British despite the partnership with American giant DreamWorks, Chicken Run will have audiences cheering around the globe.

Pure poultry in motion!!!

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