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Review: 'Free Birds' lays an egg
Review: 'Free Birds' lays an egg

"Free Birds" is an odd duck. The animated feature has a nifty premise: time-traveling turkeys, for starters. They're critters on a mission, as one would assume, their goal nothing less than rewriting American culinary history — and the fate of their species — by changing the main course at the first Thanksgiving. Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler contribute spirited voice work, and the movie renders the Plymouth Colony in a rich autumn palette. But like the ungainly avian creatures at the center of the herky-jerky adventure, this 'toon seldom gets off the ground. With its flat punch lines, formulaic action and undercooked mélange of...

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