Chicken Run

2000 G 1h 24m DVD

Chicken Run

2000 G 1h 24m DVD
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Facing mortal peril, Rocky the rooster and Ginger the hen decide to rebel against evil farmers Mr. and Ms. Tweedy and lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the farm where they are being held captive.
Mel Gibson, Phil Daniels, Lynn Ferguson, Tony Haygarth, Jane Horrocks, Miranda Richardson, Julia Sawalha, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton
Peter Lord, Nick Park
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DTS 5.1 Surround
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that although Chicken Run is rated G, it may be too scary or hard to follow for younger or sensitive kids. A minor character is killed offscreen with an axe, and characters are in peril throughout the movie. The lead male character -- a rooster voiced by Mel Gibson -- drinks a "cocktail" out of a martini glass and acts drunk. There is some cartoonish violence; although it's often comedic and filled with falls and spills, the scenes with the chicken farmers take on a darker tone. Also, an older character -- a chicken who claims to have fought in World War II with the Royal Air Force -- calls Americans "oversexed."

Sexual Content

Very mild flirtations with a rooster.


Characters in peril throughout. A minor character (chicken) is killed with an ax; the killing isn't shown, but the sound of the ax falling on her neck is heard. Plenty of mild injuries as the chickens try out flying machines. Chickens are threatened with getting turned into pies. Human characters kick each other in the rear and get stuck in a large, ominous-looking pie-making machine.


An older chicken calls Americans "oversexed." Some British slang such as "buggers" and "bum."

Social Behavior

Honesty and teamwork shown through discussion and example.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A rooster drinks what he calls a "cocktail" out of a martini glass and acts drunk.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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