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Film review

Talented voice cast unable to propel turkey of a ’toon

With help of a time machine, turkeys Reggie (Owen Wilson), left, and Jake (Woody Harrelson) arrive in Colonial Plymouth in “Free Birds.”
With help of a time machine, turkeys Reggie (Owen Wilson), left, and Jake (Woody Harrelson) arrive in Colonial Plymouth in “Free Birds.”
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“Free Birds” is more proof, as if 2013 needed it, that Hollywood has almost killed the animated goose that laid the golden egg. No matter that in this case, the goose is a turkey. A year that has produced the clever and heartfelt “The Croods” and the passably amusing “Despicable Me 2” has also had a healthy dose of sausage factory about it. “Epic,” “Monsters University,” “Planes,” “Escape From Planet Earth,” “Cloudy with a Chance ...


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