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Birders: The Central Park Effect Reviews

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Simon Abrams
Village Voice
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A well-measured docu-character study ...

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 23, 2013
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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In Birders, by contrast, nature is one big entrancing show; a world of tweets without "tweets."

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B+

January 18, 2013
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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An engrossing tour of this little-known subculture and unlikely habitat in the center of densely populated Manhattan.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

January 18, 2013
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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Birders vividly captures the distinctive colors and markings of a vast number of bird species and the equally individualized personalities of those watching them within the confines of Central Park.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 16, 2013
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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[A] revelatory little film ...

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 15, 2013
Matt Singer
Time Out New York
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[A] slight but handsome nature documentary.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

January 15, 2013
Nancy DeWolf Smith
Wall Street Journal
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Bird watchers will find affirmation and even explanation for their avocation. People who can't tell a towhee from a titmouse will still wonder at the beauty of it all.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

January 9, 2013
Robert Lloyd
Los Angeles Times
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It is a relatively short but luxurious film about birds and the people who watch them, and the way that nature finds a place in the city, and in its citizens.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 9, 2013

Globe and Mail
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Kimball, behind the lens, captures extraordinary images of these birds (he lists them, by the way, in the credits). Equally enrapturing are the birders themselves.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

January 9, 2013
Diane Werts
Newsday
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Birders makes a wealth of species even more readily available, and close-up.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: B+

January 9, 2013
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Visually splendid doc has a narrow scope but will charm bird-lovers.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

January 9, 2013
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