The Angry Birds Movie

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The Angry Birds Movie is substantially more entertaining than any film adapted from an app has any right to be -- which may or may not be much of an endorsement.

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In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we'll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds--or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.

Cast

Josh Gad
as Chuck
Maya Rudolph
as Matilda
Bill Hader
as Leonard
Peter Dinklage
as The Mighty Eagle
Keegan-Michael Key
as Judge Peckinpah
Kate McKinnon
as Stella/Eva the Birthday Mom
Sean Penn
as Terence
Hannibal Buress
as Edward the Birthday Dad
Tony Hale
as Ross/Cyrus/Mime
Romeo Santos
as Early Bird
Blake Shelton
as Earl Pig
Charli XCX
as Willow
Adam Brown
as Hug Trader
Ava Acres
as Timothy the Birthday Boy
Malena Brewer
as Arianna Bird
Clay Kaytis
as Clayton the Waiter Bird
Matt McCarthy
as Rodney Bird/Acrobat Pig
Vincent Oswald
as Dylan Hatchling
Fergal Reilly
as Foreman Pig
Samantha F. Cohen
as Samantha Hatchling
Kevin Bigley
as Greg Blue
Matt Taylor
as Hamilton Pig/Acrobat Pig
Bella Laudiero
as Maya Bird
Eileen Marra
as The Hatchling Singer
Indra Raval
as The Hatchling Singer
Joaquin Raval
as The Hatchling Singer
Sofie Wolfe
as The Hatchling Singer
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Critic Reviews for The Angry Birds Movie

All Critics (158) | Top Critics (29) | Fresh (69) | Rotten (89)

  • The Angry Birds Movie is really not bad. It is actually very actively okay. The film has taken its bird-brained brand... and used it to construct characters and plots that are certainly serviceable, and possibly even inspired.

    Jul 22, 2016 | Full Review…
  • There's not enough here for a full length feature film - something that becomes obvious the longer the movie is on the screen.

    May 21, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Maybe at this point it's too much to hope for an animated film like The Angry Birds Movie to exist as anything other than marketing fodder, but hopefully it's not too much to ask for that #content to have a shred of substance to it.

    May 20, 2016 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

    Steve Greene

    indieWire
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  • Both children and adults will delight in the way the destruction of the pigs' island amplifies the joys of the original game. The effect is an amusing reversal of cultural recognition as the role of the icons expands through reproduction ...

    May 20, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The game "Angry Birds," at its core, is a destination for switching off your brain. And movies, even throw-away summer animated kid films, should aim for something more.

    May 19, 2016 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • The kids of today deserve better. So do I, come to think of it.

    May 19, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Angry Birds Movie

  • Apr 30, 2018
    Meh. Decent at its core but very tedious finish.
    Ed K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 27, 2017
    Based on the popular video game, The Angry Birds Movie is a quirky kid's film that's mildly entertaining and delivers some fun laughs. The story follows an island of flightless birds who are visited by a group of pigs, but despite their claims of friendship a cynical bird named Red suspects that the pigs are up to no good. Featuring the voice talents of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, and Maya Rudolph, the cast is fairly decent. And, the animation is well-done, with some interesting character designs and bright, crisp colors. Yet the humor is rather tame and tries to get by on standard slapstick gags and stereotypical silly characters. Playing it safe, The Angry Birds Movie doesn't really try that hard and settles for mediocrity.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 13, 2016
    Angry Birds is the proof that videogame-based movies could sometimes be highly enjoyable because of the story,the slapstick gags,some references to other movies,and his beautiful cartoon-y animation.
    Agostino D Super Reviewer
  • Aug 17, 2016
    I think that 85% of people who have ever owned a smartphone and tablet, at one point or another, has played Angry Birds. That's how popular the game was at its peak. I remember going through a phase like two years ago where I got hooked on the game for, say, 2 weeks. I played it for that period of time and I erased it and I've never played it again. And this was at the time when the game's popularity was already past its peak. Maybe saying that's the wrong term to use, since it was still popular, but it was on the downward slope of its popularity. A lot of people wondered why you'd make a movie based on a smartphone/tablet app, but it really made perfect sense. The app literally has no story, so the film could really be just about anything, so it actually made perfect sense in that you didn't have a pre-established universe that you could do very little with like in other game franchises, like Doom, Halo or Mass Effect. I will say, however, that the movie is a couple of years too late in terms of cashing in on the massive success of the game. If this movie came out in 2013-14, it would've been even more successful, because the app was still at its peak of success. But I do realize that films are difficult to make and there's negotiations, the writing and revising of the script, pre-production, the actual production, post-production etc, etc, etc. So it's understandable that the movie took a while to come out. And, yes, you saw that rating right, I actually enjoyed this movie. Of course, it doesn't even come close to some of Pixar's or Dreamworks' best, but it's fast-paced and it's got so much shtick that a lot of them ended up hitting while also having a lot of misses, so, yes, I ended up enjoying this. Of course, I'm not trying to suggest, that even on its own merits, that it's a great movie and, realistically speaking, this feels more like a TV movie for Nickelodeon than anything else. And there's nothing wrong with that at all, of course, but that's just what it felt like. Honestly, this was a film made for kids and kids alone, not that parents can't enjoy the film, but the way it was structured, to the animation, to the humor seems like it was designed to appeal strictly to kids. Again, there's no problem with that. The problem with that approach comes in the fact when those films dumb themselves down, like Turbo, to make it so kids can enjoy them. I wouldn't necessarily call this a smart movie, not even close, but it's not dumbed-down to where you still can't find some enjoyment from it. I will say, however, that I felt that this was just a little bit too long of a movie. There's parts of the film, when the pigs arrive but before they leave with the birds' eggs, where I just felt that it was getting long in the tooth and they needed to get to the point. But, at that point, I was feeling a little tired and I shut the movie off and I went to sleep for a bit and continued it in the morning. And that really helped, when I came back to the movie, it didn't bother me as much. And, really, once the birds go to Piggy Island, very creative names too, is when the movie really hits its stride. The attack on Piggy Island is actually really fucking entertaining, it's definitely got a lot of action, which was surprising, but I thought the third act of the movie has some of the more inspired bits in the entire movie. Simply too many to mention, but Chuck has one really cool scene, imagine the Quicksilver slo-mo scene from Days of Future Past. It's, actually, literally kind of a rip-off from that scene, but I still thought it was cool. The voice acting is also quite solid, like Bill Hader, as King Mudbeard did a great job. Josh Gad as Chuck is entertaining as hell. Maya Rudolph is also really good as well, shame her character didn't get more time. Peter Dinklage is always good. So, really, no complaints whatsoever when it comes to the voice-acting. That's the least of my worries. The film isn't perfect, of course, it doesn't really have a great story to speak of. They try, but the film isn't overly concerned with having a great plot, it's more about making sure that the film is fast-paced and entertaining. And, maybe I was in a great mood, but I found this to be an entertaining movie. It's more of a diversion, of course, and not something you watch because you'll remember it for years to come and there's no problem with that. Films like this, escapist entertainment, need to exist. They just need to. So, yea, I had fun watching this movie. It's not even close to greatness, but it didn't need to. This is a solid rental, no more, no less.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer

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