(2005)

Critic Reviews

45

Metascore

Based on 27 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Miami Herald
Valiant enlists a squad of loveable birdbrains to turn the classic fighter-pilot formula into an upbeat adventure film loaded with laughs.
63
Chicago Tribune
It's perhaps the first animated kids' film that can claim to be "based on a true story."
63
New York Post
The best sequence comes when the gang meet a saucy French lady mouse who works for the Resistance and at moments of high drama sings "Je Ne Regrette Rien" ("Ah!" your children will say. "At last, an Edith Piaf joke!")
63
Premiere
Adults expecting a little bit more, "Chicken Run," this ain't.
50
Entertainment Weekly
The CG is on the rubbery side, and the backdrops are jarringly 2-D. But Valiant isn't so hard to look at -- it's hard to listen to.
50
Despite a decent cast of mostly British voice actors and better-than-average computer animation, the movie seems rushed at 76 minutes and is only marginally funny.
50
Valiant is voiced by Robots' Ewan McGregor, an actor apparently no longer in a "Trainspotting" mood.
50
New York Daily News
The visuals might be undistinguished, but the voices are excellent.
50
ReelViews
It's not as clever as it thinks it is, not as funny or exciting as it should be, and not as engaging as it needs to be to prevent kids from losing interest and parents from falling asleep.
50
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Valiant is weak tea next to the best of Pixar and DreamWorks.
40
The Hollywood Reporter
A plucky little bird that just won't fly.

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