While children will no doubt be enthralled by the colourful visuals and sound effects the most, adults will enjoy the various in-jokes and homages to other works from the science fiction hall of fame.Adam Zawadzki, The Edinburgh Reporter, 23rd October 2019
Bristol-based Aardman Animation takes one giant leap for lambkind by introducing a rainbow-coloured alien to the tranquil surroundings of Mossingham. Denizens of Mossy Bottom Farm including the naughty pigs and rooster (the clucking image of Rocky from Chicken Run) remain in the background of Jon Brown and Mark Burton's script.
The sequel is lighter on visual gags - a local supermarket stocks jars of Roswell's jam and signage for H.G. Wheels Autos is a cute nod to The War Of The Worlds - but action set pieces are orchestrated with brio.
While the master is lost in fanciful daydreams of purchasing a new combine harvester, Shaun and the flock drive Bitzer to the brink of barking madness by firing sheep out of a giant cannon.
Late one night, an alien spaceship descends on Mossingham and a cute creature called Lu-La (Amalia Vitale) finds its way - via a pizza delivery cyclist - to the farm. Shaun stumbles upon Lu-La in a barn and befriends the extra-terrestrial with slices of leftover pizza.
The plucky sheep vows to help the stricken extra-terrestrial return to her hidden spaceship and send a distress signal into outer space. Unfortunately, Agent Red (Kate Harbour) and her team of operatives in bright yellow hazmat suits are on Lu-La's trail and they intend to capture the alien.
A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is an entertaining sequel, which replicates the emotional heartbeats of Spielberg's classic ET, underscored with earthy humour and lively musical interludes.Damon Smith, The National, 22nd October 2019
Shaun the Sheep is Britain's most famous movie star. With his second feature film Farmageddon seeing the globe-conquering creature going to infinity and beyond, we caught up with directors Richard Phelan and Will Becher plus veteran Aardman producer Paul Kewley to discuss the secrets of Shaun's appeal.Steven MacKenzie, The Big Issue, 22nd October 2019
Aardman's A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon offers a far more entertaining jolt of family film action by embroiling the naughty sheep in an endearingly madcap sci-fi adventure. When a mischievous alien called Lu-La crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun has to help her get home, ET-style, all the while trying to keep her out of the clutches of an officious government agent obsessed with capturing her. As you'd expect from Aardman, there are visual gags aplenty, and a subplot in which Shaun's home is turned into a ramshackle alien theme park to exploit the sudden local interest in UFOs is a charmingly British way to pay tribute to the long history of alien invasion B-movies.Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 21st October 2019
Aardman have upped the ante with this dotty Spielbergian sci-fi tale crammed full of sight gags, movie pastiches and charm.Cath Clarke, The Guardian, 18th October 2019
This sheep-quel mixes the same jolliness and English eccentricity with a Spielbergian sci-fi twist - and pulls it off with typical Aardman charm.Time Out, 18th October 2019
All the slapstick pratfalls are beautifully timed and briskly cut together, while there's always enough time to scan the frame for delicious bits of business.Trevor Johnston, Little White Lies, 18th October 2019
Overstretched, even at 87 minutes, it's the usual clutch of charmingly old-school (physical) gags and groan-worthy puns.Larushka Ivan-zadeh, Metro, 17th October 2019
A charming silent comedy packed with pop culture references and UFO mysteries.Jamie Easy, The Sun, 17th October 2019
An ingenious, uproarious reminder of what makes Britain great.Robbie Collin, The Telegraph, 17th October 2019