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Valiant
  • G
  • 1h 16m
  • 2004
Rotten32%
Common Sense Media Iconage 6+
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The whole world is looking for a hero, and it's up to a little pigeon named Valiant to step up and bravely serve his country. Valiant (Ewan McGregor) and his fine, feathered friends take to the sky on a wing and a prayer to prove that it's not your wingspan but the size of your spirit that truly counts. Together this rag-tag squadron of birdbrains engages in hilarious aerial adventures at a spitfire pace. From the first bumbling day of basic training through the final feather-raising mission, the flock of comical characters swoops their way toward victory. VALIANT delivers a story loaded with laughs. It's a soaring family comedy that truly earns its wings.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten32%
Critics Consensus: Valiant has a good collection of voice talents, but the story is strictly by-the-numbers.
Reviews
Slate
David Edelstein
Rotten

Where are the real fairy tales -- the ones without the relentless number of jokes aimed at grown-u...

June 21, 2017
Washington Post
Ann Hornaday
Fresh

Even though its historical references and battle scenes may fly over their heads like so many homi...

June 21, 2017
Variety
Leslie Felperin
Rotten

Despite a handful of good aerial 'birdfight' sequences, 'Valiant' fails to get off the ground due...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
This animated WWII story may not engage all kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie takes place during WWII and a lot of time is spent focusing on possible death in battle -- some of it put in upsetting terms, such as characters being told that their "innards will be spread like jam on toast" when they are killed. Some parents might not be comfortable with the movie's focus on war. The falcons may frighten small children. One character appears to die, and characters are in peril for most of the movie. There are explosions and gunfire during battle, lots of fighting, birds being held hostage in cages, and bones of dead birds shown. We also see dead birds that have been stuffed. A bird is injected with truth serum. There is some toilet humor involving burping and passing gas. Since this is a British production voiced by British actors, kids may have a hard time understanding all of the dialogue. They will also probably miss most of the references to WWII.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Animation, Kids, Family
  • Release Date:August 19, 2005
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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