The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos (2008)

The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos




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Movie Info

This film takes viewers to the isolated shores of Lake Natron in northern Tanzania for a birds-eye view of the mysterious lives of flamingos.

Rating: G
Genre: Documentary
Directed By: ,
Written By: Melanie Finn
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 19, 2010
Disneynature - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (2)

This one's a corker: the cinematography is exquisite; it's admirably devoid of any overt anthropomorphism; the narration, while a little too mythical in context, is informative.

Full Review… | September 25, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

From Disneynature comes this well-intentioned yet hopelessly underwhelming documentary...

Full Review… | May 20, 2012
Reel Film Reviews

The G-rated film (despite its content shortcomings) works well as an educational vehicle for younger viewers.

Full Review… | November 15, 2010
Film Threat

The documentary rarely flinches, showing exactly how outside forces slip in and feast on the weaker flamingos. It's ghastly, but hey, that's nature.

Full Review… | October 22, 2010

The script is more mystical than factual - the subtitle is Mystery Of The Flamingos - which can be cloying to those of us raised on Attenborough. But this is still a breathtakingly beautiful reflection on the fragile nature of life.

Full Review… | September 25, 2009
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos

It was interesting, but like some other Disney nature films, I thought it was under-narrated. Also it's super sad! I know these things happen in nature, but it's like torture watching a little baby chick struggling to survive for 10 minutes straight.

Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer


Some wonderful photography and an interesting enough story of these birds, but probably not worthy of a full length film.

Xander Kennedy

For a Disneynature film it was quite good. It had its boring moments, but it never was excruciating like Earth and Oceans were (two Disneynature films that preceded it). Considering that it was more watchable and enjoyable than the recent past nature efforts I would call it a step in the right direction for Disney. (First and only viewing - 2/19/2012)

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