The Angry Birds Movie

Theatrical Release: May 20, 2016
The Angry Birds Movie


Find out why the birds are so angry. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to three unlikely outcasts – Red, Chuck and Bomb – to figure out what the pigs are up to.

Dove Review

“The Angry Birds Movie” is a fast-paced film that features some humorous puns and comedic moments. For example, bird sicknesses, such as “bird flu,” “chicken pox,” and also the term “cardinal sin” are mentioned as something less than desirable. The angry birds, led by Red, battle against the pigs of Pig Island. The pigs come to visit Bird Island as friends, but in reality, plot to steal all of their eggs, which represent their future generations. A “Pig Latin” joke is featured in the film, as another example of the various puns that are used. The film has a lot of action-packed moments and birds of every kind.

However, we want to note that some of the movie is a bit risqué and may be offensive to some. For example, the book “Fifty Shades of Green” is shown on a shelf, and the term “Shell, yes” is used, as is “Pluck my life” and “Big flocking deal,” with obvious allusions to swear words. Parents should consult the content listing to make informed decisions. Some of the humor would be above children’s heads, but at any rate, “Angry Birds” is not a film intended for young children. One positive factor is the bird Red overcoming his temper and the birds “flocking” together. Sadly the innuendo, near-vulgar curse words and very crude humor put this one outside of our acceptability range for a family film.

Content Description

Sex: In an "exotic" sculpture, several birds are wrapped up in each other, similar to an orgy; as an adult joke, a book is shown with the title "Fifty Shades of Green" on the pigs' shelf, and the pigs are green; two plungers are placed on a pig like a bra, and she dances in a sexy way; pigs shake their behinds when dancing; a pig shakes its rear and pats its own rear; female bird makes an innuendo about getting ready to "lay those eggs tonight."
Language: OMG-4; Shut up-2; Butt-3; "Shell, yes"-1; "My bird butt"-1; "Pluck my life"; "Big flocking deal"; a "puke" comment; Holy Moly-1; Dummy-1; Sucks-1; Son of a... (not finished)-1; What the...? (not finished)-2; Birds told to "drop your nuts and move your butts"; "Fart Face" seen on T-shirt;
Violence: Bird bumps into limbs and branches; bird puts cake on another bird in anger; bird elbows another bird; an exploding bird causes some damage; a bird is punched; a painting of a pig's arms ripped from the sockets; birds and pigs battle; village set on fire; fantasy violence.
Drugs: A bird buys drinks at Happy Hour; wine is shown but is not consumed on screen; a "hard partying" comment; a comment that sounded like "red rum."
Nudity: None
Other: Bird stole officer's money; bird messed up officer's desk; a mother bird regurgitates its food to feed the baby birds; a few characters are sneezed on, and mucus is shown on them; a "Co-exist" sign is shown; a reference to evolution, as its stated birds used to be dinosaurs; a bird admits to lying; a bird painting that imitates God creating man, but God and man are birds in the painting; birds take anger management courses; a painting of a pig on a barbecue; eagle urinates and is shown from behind; and a joke about the "lake of whiz"; pigs steal birds' eggs; a Zen comment; a joke that "something isn't kosher with these pigs."


Company: Sony/Columbia
Writer: Jon Vitti
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 97 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Starring: Voices by: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Peter Dinklage
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter