Shaun the Sheep (2015)

Shaun the Sheep (2015)

Shaun the Sheep (2015)

A stop motion animated Aardman Studios adventure following Shaun, whose mischief inadvertently leads to his farmer being taken away. The sheep and his flock head to the city to rescue him. Shaun the Sheep made his appearance in the Oscar-winning animated short Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave.

2015Rating: G85 minsUK, FranceAardman
AdventureAnimatedKids & Family

Streaming (3 Providers)

Reviews & comments

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

Judging by the giggles of the kids I took, Shaun and his pals provide a delightful, if undemanding, treat. Setting out from Mossy Bottom Farm to the Big City, the flock search for their farmer, who loses his memory only to gain accidental fame as a trendsetting hairdresser. There’s little plot, only a cursory villain (an over-zealous animal control officer), and no dialogue, in what amounts to a silent movie, only brimming with nonsense noises, innocuous songs and stop-motion sheep.

3.0

Aardman hits it out of the park again

I can see why some people find this to be a kids only sort of film but personally I loved it. Hilarious and heart warming from start to finish with some seriously funny moments all throughout. Also very rewatchable (I've seen it multiple times).

5.0

Slightly Sheepish

Never reaching the heights of Chicken Run or Wallace and Gromit, this is an engaging tale but never quite hits it out of the park.

3.0

Absolute fun

Considering this is a "wordless" movie, the experience is so fabulous.

5.0

Shaun the Sheep

Very cleverly done. And humourous. Have not laughed so much for a long time. All kids will love it. Well this Big Kid did anyway. 4 Stars.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

An absolute delight in terms of set and character design, with sophisticated blink-and-you’ll-miss-it detailing to counterbalance the franchise’s cruder visual trademarks.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Only Aardman could find an irresistible movie in industrial amounts of clay and a story of an amnesiac farmer and his flock at loose in the big city.

4.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The charm of Shaun the Sheep is that you don’t notice it for a moment.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

I could feel it scrubbing my soul clean like a cinematic pumice stone.

4.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Here's a good yarn, the feature debut of Shaun the Sheep, the biggest stop-motion star to come along in animation since Wallace and Gromit.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The animation itself is pleasingly tactile and hand posed, up to Aardman's usual high standards.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The film's heart is in the right place, and it serves as a sweet antidote to the slick, computer animated family entertainment of the now.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Tightly packed with charm.

4.0
Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

Judging by the giggles of the kids I took, Shaun and his pals provide a delightful, if undemanding, treat. Setting out from Mossy Bottom Farm to the Big City, the flock search for their farmer, who loses his memory only to gain accidental fame as a trendsetting hairdresser. There’s little plot, only a cursory villain (an over-zealous animal control officer), and no dialogue, in what amounts to a silent movie, only brimming with nonsense noises, innocuous songs and stop-motion sheep.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

An absolute delight in terms of set and character design, with sophisticated blink-and-you’ll-miss-it detailing to counterbalance the franchise’s cruder visual trademarks.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Only Aardman could find an irresistible movie in industrial amounts of clay and a story of an amnesiac farmer and his flock at loose in the big city.

4.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The charm of Shaun the Sheep is that you don’t notice it for a moment.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

I could feel it scrubbing my soul clean like a cinematic pumice stone.

4.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Here's a good yarn, the feature debut of Shaun the Sheep, the biggest stop-motion star to come along in animation since Wallace and Gromit.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The animation itself is pleasingly tactile and hand posed, up to Aardman's usual high standards.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The film's heart is in the right place, and it serves as a sweet antidote to the slick, computer animated family entertainment of the now.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Tightly packed with charm.

4.0

Aardman hits it out of the park again

I can see why some people find this to be a kids only sort of film but personally I loved it. Hilarious and heart warming from start to finish with some seriously funny moments all throughout. Also very rewatchable (I've seen it multiple times).

5.0

Slightly Sheepish

Never reaching the heights of Chicken Run or Wallace and Gromit, this is an engaging tale but never quite hits it out of the park.

3.0

Absolute fun

Considering this is a "wordless" movie, the experience is so fabulous.

5.0

Shaun the Sheep

Very cleverly done. And humourous. Have not laughed so much for a long time. All kids will love it. Well this Big Kid did anyway. 4 Stars.

4.0