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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

By Danny Brogan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Delightful family-friendly sequel has positive themes.

Movie G 2020 86 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 5+

Entertaining and warm-hearted

We all enjoyed it. Very sweet and funny parts. Never too scary for our sensitive 5 yo.
age 7+

Great Shaun The Sheep scifi comedy

Another excellent addition to the Shaun The Sheep franchise, this one *full* of little joke references to scifi movies and TV shows to keep the adults happy. The movie is a little spooky so younger kids might be scared (it was too much for our 6yo), but otherwise highly recommended.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19 ):
Kids say (12 ):

Aardman Animations' charming adventure is further proof that few studios do family entertainment better. A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is a joy from start to finish -- stay seated until the very final credit -- with the stop-motion animation so good that you soon forget you're watching models made of clay. Shaun maintains his cheeky appeal, but it's the introduction of Lu-La, a cute, blue, dog-like alien, that steals the show. The relationship between Shaun and Lu-La is genuinely touching. It's great to have a sheep and alien remind you that friendships can blossom no matter your background or where you come from -- in this instance two entirely different planets.

As with so many of Aardman's creations, there are plenty of cultural references to look out for. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial is the most obvious, but there are also nods to The X-Files, Doctor Who, and even Alien. There's even a blink-and-you-miss-it joke on the label of a jar of jam. These in-jokes are just a small part of why A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon warrants repeat viewings. The real reason is that this is a movie that it can be enjoyed together by the whole family.

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