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Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget

By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Stop-motion sequel has cartoon violence, mild threat.

Movie PG 2023 101 minutes
Chicken Run -- Dawn of the Nugget movie poster: A group of animated chickens break through a metal fence.

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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 5+

Pretty good movie

Not sure what the low review is for. This movie was actually really good and enjoyable for the whole family. There is a little scarieness with the idea of chickens being cooked, and mind control and such. But it actually has some really great lessons about being brave, sticking together, fighting for what's right, and owning up to when you make a mistake. There is humor and silliness and randomness which is enjoyable for all. It is a little cheesy at times, and they say stuff like stupid occasionally, but its a really good movie overall. My six year old enjoyed it and I as an adult laughed some too. It's a good family movie. Definitely recommend.
age 6+

Really funny

I am pretty picky and conservative with movies, etc. Very solid offering. No woke nonsense. People who didn't like this have very little sense of humor, because it is lighthearted and funny. Nothing inappropriate for little ones. Good animation! (One classic line....you will recognize it when you hear it! Hint: something to do with Mommy and dry chicken....)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (7 ):

After 23 years since the immensely popular original, this stop-motion clay animated sequel comes with a lot of anticipation. Some of the voices in Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget might have changed -- Newton replaces Julia Sawalha and Levi comes in for Mel Gibson -- but the film maintains the same essence and endearing tonality that has come to define an Aardman Animations production. The story is not as strong at the original and there's not as many laughs. But there's still plenty of room for adventure, which is where this film comes into its element. It's also a film that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Those who were young themselves when the first film came out, may now recognize themselves in roles of Rocky and Ginger, as the two parent chickens feel a sense of both protectiveness and indeed helplessness toward their offspring, Molly. While younger viewers may relate to Molly's own sense of adventure.

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