Free Birds 2013 PG CC

(473) IMDb 5.9/10
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In this hilarious buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good!

Starring:
Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson
Runtime:
1 hour, 32 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Jimmy Hayward
Starring Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson
Supporting actors Amy Poehler, George Takei, Colm Meaney, Keith David, Dan Fogler, Jimmy Hayward, Kaitlyn Maher, Carlos Alazraqui, Jeff Biancalana, Danny Carey, Carlos Ponce, Robert Beltran, Lesley Nicol, Jason Finazzo, Scott Mosier, Lauren Bowles, Dwight Howard, Vincente DiSanti
Studio Relativity Media, LLC
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
You should think twice before you eat that Thanksgiving turkey this year! Especially after you watch the movie, "Free Birds"! This is a wonderful animated comedy, packed with lots of action and adventure. Two turkeys team up to travel back in time to try to take turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good. If this doesn't sound funny enough, these two turkeys have nothing in common with each other, argue constantly, and run into some hilarious situations when they travel back to pilgrim days.
In order to change the course of history, the turkeys, Reggie (Owen Wilson) and Jake (Woody Harrelson), must first learn to get along and put aside their differences. Reggie is a smart, although a rather lazy and weak turkey, while Jake is a strong and brave turkey, but very dumb. This duo makes for some great comedy! Then a female turkey that Reggie has a crush on makes it even funnier! This role of Jenny is voiced by the very funny Amy Poehler, which could not have been cast any better. The director, Jimmy Hayward, also directed "Horton Hears a Who!" He is also known for his work on "Finding Nemo," "Toy Story," "Monsters Inc.," and many more great animated hits. The soundtrack for "Free Birds" is also great. My favorite scene in this movie is when Jake rescues a bunch of baby turkeys, chicks, from a blazing fire. These adorable, tiny puffballs are clinging to his feathers, and looking up at this massive hero with huge eyes. It is just too cute! "Free Birds" is a family movie that is great for all ages. I give this movie 5 out of 5 stars. So don't miss out! Go see this movie when it opens at theaters near you on Nov. 3rd. Reviewed by Molly J., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
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31 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Rachael on January 20, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
We brought our 8 yo boy and 4 yo girl to see this. They loved it. There were quite a few really funny parts, the first time machine sequence is hilarious and the chicks are adorable. Great movie for our family. Mom and dad enjoyed it a lot too.
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44 of 59 people found the following review helpful By kate miller on January 29, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
If you are looking for a review of this movie to support or reject your thanksgiving meal, and not of a movie, please scroll up or down. I cannot comment on what you should eat and neither does this film. For people with an agenda: (if you thought "Charlottes Web" meant you should not eat pork) there are appropriate forums for debate, and unfortunately, this isn't it. This movie, in itself, does not reference the topic any more (perhaps less) than a movie like babe. Instead I think that "Free Bird's" is a very solid and well crafted movie. It's biggest "flaw" is the even, almost laid-back tone of the movie, that many may consider "slow", especially Americans used to a faster paced cinematic experience. I, personally, did. It's funny though...this movie had none of the hyper-kinetic energy of my 5yr. old's favorite shows...yet he rocked gently back and forth, laughing out loud at the slapstick moments, without taking his eyes off the screen. At the end, he jumped up, happily, hugging me and thanking me for buying the movie. As for me, I enjoyed it, though it relys on a traditional formula and is rather unremarkable artistically. I think the concept itself is really clever. The writing is good but not outstanding. It's fun. The voice over work is very good and well adapted to the script. The animation itself is beautiful, but subject to the same limitations of all CGI, which, especially in feature length films, seems a little "plastic". This can work in pictures like "toy story", but does not easily "lend itelf" to people and animals. I think this is a great movie to own, especially if you have kids, as that's who the movie was really made for. All in all I felt my money was well spent.
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35 of 48 people found the following review helpful By unschoolingmom on February 3, 2014
Format: DVD
WOW... I am a little shocked by some of the reviews by some very angry customers... I have to say I agree with one who says that this movie is not more "animal-rights-friendly" than "Charlotte's Web" or "Babe" or "Chicken Run" or any others.

I understand that eating Turkey for Thanksgiving is a huge tradition, but I think it's fair and even healthy for our kids to know that there are other options and that you don't HAVE TO eat turkey to have a good holiday.

Turkeys fighting for their rights and not wanting to be eaten is pretty natural, if you ask me. Everyone knows the animals they eat did not want to be eaten. It's not new or a secret for kids... or is it? If it hurts to be reminded of it, then maybe people should re-think their eating habits a little! Those who are perfectly ok with how they eat should not be offended by the message in this movie.

I personally thought it was funny and cute, and with a nice twist at the end which my kids really enjoyed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. Lydia Dieckmann on May 25, 2014
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This movie started out on an interesting premise but took a very poor turn into the muck and mire with the depiction of the Pilgrims, their weapons and attitudes!
You should have a bizarre rating to put this movie into.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By mmamaddman on January 28, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This movie is great everyone in my family loves it from 3-46 years old excellent use of subtle adult humor and great 3D I just wish amazon offered it in a 3D package
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Z. Horvath on December 25, 2014
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This is one of the least funny movies ever. The story is crap and so are the performances. I get that some movies a funny for kids and no one else, but Free Birds is crap on all levels. I remember thinking, based on the movie trailer, that it might be good...the only good parts are in the trailer. Free Birds is about as rewarding as a $7.95 t-bone at an Iron Skillet.
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