Family Movie Reviews-Shaun the Sheep

“Holly on Hollywood”

by Holly McClure

“Shaun The Sheep” is tired of his routine life on the farm and decides to take the day off. His plan gets complicated when the farmer goes missing, so Shaun and the flock set out on a wild adventure to find the farmer and return their farm to a place where everyone is happy again.  Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Richard Webber and Kate Harbour star.

This old fashioned PG animated children’s story is unusual in that it tells an 84-minute story without a single word of dialogue.

It has lots of visual, cinematic elements as well as animals communicating with gestures and noises, a bit of singing, the human characters mostly mumble, there are amusing film tributes that have been added for the adults and there’s a fair amount of slapstick cartoon violence, all played for laughs with next to no sense of actual threat.

Shaun the Sheep is a triumph in Claymation storytelling but it does so with a slower pace than what audiences are used to these days. Although it is well done, it will most likely appeal to younger kids as there’s not a lot movie action for tweener-and-above children.

“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”

~Holly On Hollywood~


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Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.

Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, and other affiliates.

In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.

Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!

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