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FREE BIRDS Owen Wilson Woody harrelson

Not every animated film needs to be an event, but “Free Birds” could use a little more oomph to make it a must-see for crowds currently starving for family entertainment. It’s not particularly exciting, never lands a laugh, and doesn’t have the ambition to truly lampoon Thanksgiving traditions. It’s a bland effort that’s contently cartoon until it suddenly feels the need to trigger emotions with weird detours into death and survival. Perhaps the idea looked better on paper. As a CG-animated endeavor, “Free Birds” packs very little punch, with wild mood swings that take a simple story and needlessly complicates it to fill a contractual run time. Read the rest at


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