Men & ChickenHD
Anders Thomas Jensen
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About the Movie
Men & Chicken is a darkly hilarious slapstick comedy starring Mads Mikkelsen (“Hannibal,” ingeniously cast against type) about a pair of socially-challenged siblings who discover they are adopted half-brothers in their late father's videotaped will. Their journey in search of their true father takes them to the small, insular Danish island of Ork, where they stumble upon three additional half-brothers—each also sporting hereditary harelips and lunatic tendencies—living in a dilapidated mansion overrun by barn animals. Initially unwelcome by their newfound kin, the two visitors stubbornly wear them down until they’re reluctantly invited to stay. As the misfit bunch get to know each other, they unwittingly uncover a deep family secret that ultimately binds them together. This inventively bizarre and outlandish comedy is directed by acclaimed, Oscar®-winning director Anders Thomas Jensen and also stars David Dencik (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo).
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 52
- Fresh: 43
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: For a time the movie feels like a cross between "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and a vintage Three Stooges short. And then there are the mutated chickens.
Fresh: Every so often, a feature production lands upon a location so evocative, the spot becomes the defining characteristic of the film itself. Jensen has lucked upon just such an iconic building with Men & Chicken.
Fresh: This seriously warped family portrait - an inspired thematic hybrid of Kafkaesque alienation and Farrelly brothers farce, with a healthy grafting of Tod Browning's "Freaks" - still has an organic sweetness at its core.
Fresh: You can't accuse "Men & Chicken" of false advertising: There are men and there are chickens.
Thank you for finally making this film available in the US. $$$
A very beautifully made and brilliant film. Such a refreshing breath of fresh air for us film fans. Being an American and so tired of remakes, reboots, and rehashing, some true originality and a fine piece of art that is highly recommended.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 2016
- © 2016 DCM Productions, Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures, M&M Productions