The Shaun the Sheep Movie manages to be smart, moving and hilarious without the inclusion of a single word of dialogue.
Plenty of bigger, more grown-up movies could learn a thing or two from its humanity.
Shaun The Sheep is suitable entertainment for anyone who likes to laugh out loud.
Visually appealing and animal friendly, Shaun the Sheep celebrates summer - a break in the routine, loving it on the lam.
The sight gags are so meticulously designed that they often recall Rube Goldberg inventions; much of the fun derives from seeing how the filmmakers pull off their elaborate comic scenarios.
Anyone who doesn't have a grand time watching 'Shaun the Sheep Movie' is suffering from a fractured funny bone that needs to be reset.
Grownups will enjoy every delicious irony and twisted sight gag that floats over kids' heads. If the brats don't get the shout-outs to The Night of the Hunter, The Silence of the Lambs and Scorsese's Cape Fear, let them suck on it.
Clever bits, sight gags and situational slapstick will appeal to both kids and adults, especially the flock's problems carrying out smart sheep Shaun's elaborate schemes.
Who needs words when every frame is worth a thousand of them?