What gives this movie its oddly strong grip on a viewer's heart is a physical tenderness inseparable from the nature of claymation.
F.X. Feeney, L.A. Weekly, 2014-08-24
Most of the time Chicken Run entertains, instructs, involves and enchants.
Rex Reed, New York Observer, 2014-08-24
Run to Chicken Run. This clay-animation comedy is the most entertaining animal story since Babe.
Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2014-08-24
This first feature by Nick Park and Peter Lord, the team that brought you Wallace and Gromit, is a diabolically witty piece of work, a haymaker.
David Edelstein, Slate, 2013-08-04
Apart from looking like no other type of animated film, Chicken Run stands alone in its unwavering determination not to play down to the kiddies.
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2013-08-04
It is not only an amazing technical accomplishment, it's also the wittiest and best-voiced animated movie to come along in years.
Jonathan Foreman, New York Post, 2013-08-04
Chicken Run boasts the most delicious collection of desperately funny Brits since The Full Monty. Poultry has never been so stuffed with personality.
Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today, 2013-08-04
The finale and a scene set inside the pie-making machinery prove that the Rube Goldberg formula is infallible, and the puns -- another staple of crossover animation -- range from "fowl" to "poultry in motion."
Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader, 2013-08-04
The level of invention on display, from the vividly detailed models and figurines to the gallery of memorable supporting characters, is astonishing at any length.
Scott Tobias, AV Club, 2013-08-04
Exactly the picker-upper this macho-movie summer needs.
Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, 2008-09-03
It'd be churlish to carp about this triumph of craftsmanlike technique.
Geoff Andrew, Time Out, 2006-02-09
Fans of the more subversive Wallace and Gromit tales are almost bound to be somewhat disappointed by this safer, more mainstream effort.
Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail, 2002-04-05
There are last minute rescues and incredible visuals.
Joel Siegel, Good Morning America, 2001-04-24
I was ready to fly the coop long before the 82 minutes were up, but if you're in the mood for something offbeat and wacky, Chicken Run may be just your kind of amiably birdbrained entertainment.
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2001-03-21
Before our disbelieving eyes, a pageant of jeopardy, romance and rescue unfolds.
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, 2001-02-14
Fun even with your eyes closed; the jokes and Britishisms and sound effects work all by themselves.
Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture, 2000-01-01
If the Aardman menagerie strikes you as funny, the movie will too.
J. Hoberman, Village Voice, 2000-01-01
There's plenty to cluck about.
Jay Carr, Boston Globe, 2000-01-01
It is observant about human (or chicken) nature.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 2000-01-01