A young fowl (Zach Braff) and his friends flock together to save skeptical townsfolk from an alien attack.
" More than a loving, clever riff on a fable, Chicken Little is a grade-school primer on the language of movies with a capital M. "
" There's such a density of visual puns and pop culture reference points, kids and parents are bound to find themselves smiling in spots. The cumulative effect of the film, however, is exhaustion. "
" I don't care if it's 2-D, 3-D, CGI or hand drawn, it all goes back to the story. "
" ... as cluttered as the movie gets before the ending, it's funny throughout, with some 1970s and '80s music thrown in to keep adults happy. "
" The invasion material is acceptably funny. "
" There's scarcely enough story here for a half-hour TV cartoon. "
" While it is colorful and jaunty and filled with benign barnyard creatures, the occasional jokes and pop references aimed for designated guardians in the audience are more insulting than entertaining. "
" The animators are - - you almost no longer have to say this - - fabulous and full of mischief, weaving enough ironic amusements into the story for the longer of tooth. "
" When Disney can't hit a tried-and-true fairy-tale adaptation out of the park, maybe it's time to give up the ghost and get Pixar back on the phone. "
" Only a singularly subversive sidekick, a Streisand-obsessed porker (Zahn), makes this movie stand out from a host of other mediocre animated kids' flicks. "
" Chicken Little settles for what's expedient and safe and, over all, lives down to its title. "
" Cuteness trumps horror, and Chicken Little suffices as kiddie entertainment in a moment when there's not a whole lot for youngsters to devour. "
" It's an odd up-and-down storyline, and it's told with too many shortcuts: pop songs used in place of dialogue and emotion, pop references used in place of jokes. "
" Animation fans will find this worth the wait, though apparently there's no story-generating software that can tap into the dark recesses of a child's psyche as cannily as Uncle Walt once did. "
" Chicken Little is much too glib to make us feel what its characters are experiencing; the filmmakers would much rather explode their animated sets and vaporize their talking creatures. "
" The originality and brightness of Chicken Little resides in its characters, whose names may be familiar from children's books, but whose personalities are unique. "
" This film's procession of dumb clucks and yuks manages to bring the roof down on occasion, if only through sheer manic exertion. "
" By the time the sky really does start 'falling' -- courtesy of an alien invasion -- Chicken Little's frantic efforts to stay farm fresh have started to wear on the nerves. "
" It's almost as if Disney was so nervous about its big chance at computer animation that it crammed in the cheap jokes and disposable music and wayward side plots to make sure it appealed to everyone. "
" The movie (directed by Mark Dindal, The Emperor's New Groove) swings from sugar buzz to glucose crash a bit too quickly. "
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