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Songbirds

Songbirds (2005)

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Downview Prison in England is host to 250 women who have committed crimes ranging from drug trafficking to manslaughter, but these women are also mothers and caretakers. In a musical set in the prison, the women sing about their lives and the crimes that led to their imprisonment.

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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (0)

Through the musical numbers, Songbirds achieves an artistic and emotional clarity that all the talking-head interviews in the world could never produce.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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The film clearly raises questions about the nature of sentencing in the UK - two "duped" drug mules, for example, are serving a mind-blowing 18 years.

December 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
Eye for Film

Audiences will be in for a unique experience featuring some of the rawest musical numbers you're bound to see for a good long while.

January 23, 2006 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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