When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.
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Aardman's latest feature pales next to its predecessors but is good family entertainment anyway. Novelty of non talking animals, and humans to boot, is a pleasure at first but after awhile the conceit wears out. Some good gags but not quite up to maintaining feature length.
Oh, great, now I have to buy a sheep. This silent film is so incredibly cute: furry bubblegum rainbow cherry-grass mixed with the cutest little baby sheep. It brings an innocence that seems to be lost in kids movies nowadays. It's funny without needing any words: a good example on how to make a movie to stimulate attention and storytelling. Great work by this couple of directors.
Adorable. Even as I see through its strategies of emotional manipulation I can't resist its charms. The film impressively delivers on its gambit of wordless comedy, and the dialogue is not missed; its perfectly adept at conveying story and schematically executing both emotional beats and comedic setpieces.
Charming and whimsical, sure, but memorable on a long term scale? Especially with the fantastic "Wallace & Gromit" shorts that are easily accessible online and about forty-five minutes shorter? I'm not so sure...
As a film made out of a tv series, good job at trying to run away from an overly stretched episode. I like Aardman and this film is a good example of its best, but there's an exceeding of Shaun the Sheep merchandising attached to children that cannot make me enjoy it more.
Shaun the sheep proved to have enough charisma to command his own movie feature. But in his debut as a lead character, luck was not on his side. Despite a promising start in their most natural environment, the farm, Shaun & Co are taken to the city where things start to deteriorate. Sheep don't do well on concrete & feel sheepish, like fish out of water. The plot does not help either. Floppy.