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Free Birds

Thanksgiving is no time to be grateful -- if you are a turkey! Wanting the holiday's choice of cuisine to change in the future, two fowl friends (voices of Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson) travel to the past hoping to stop the tradition before it begins. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 91
Theater Release: 01 Nov 2013
Video Release: 04 Feb 2014
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Free Birds Rated PG?

Violence: A turkey screams when he sees a cooked bird being carved for dinner. A farmer is shown carrying a bird and a hatchet. A character is tossed into a burlap bag and kidnapped. Characters are slapped, punched and threatened. Soldiers fire on characters with flamethrowers. A pack of ferocious dogs, along with men with guns and dynamite, chase a group of turkeys. A character is hit in the eye with a laser beam. Characters blow up building using gunpowder. A character dies in a fire. Flaming pumpkins and cannons are shot at enemies. Characters experience frequent peril.

Sexual Content: The script includes numerous buttock jokes and some sexual innuendo. Two male characters share a moment of supposed sexual attraction. A girl hints a relationship between her father and a female employee. A couple kisses off screen.

Language: The script contains some name-calling and threats.

Alcohol / Drug Use:None noted.

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