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Fly Away Home Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Todd McCarthy
November 27, 2008
The dynamic between Daniels' vigorous, if self-involved, artist father and Paquin's initially sullen, eventually self-discovering teenager is warmly and believably conveyed, with both thesps doing strongly individualistic work.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Anna Paquin proves again what an expressive, soulful actress she is, and Daniels' madcap dad is a winning study in hippy ingenuity and indefatigability.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 9, 2005
A lovely and unjustly forgotten family film.
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
January 24, 2004
Somehow makes the story of orphaned geese entertaining.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Story of a girl and her geese is complex entertainment for kids and grown-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Its aerial scenes are wondrous, beautiful as symphonies, and worth the price of admission alone. Count as a bonus the skilled, heartfelt performance from the teen-aged star and from Mr. Daniels as her resourceful dad.
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
A great adventure made all the more enjoyable because it is based on a true story.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 14, 2002
Beautifully directed by Carroll Ballard, the film is a celebration of the creative ways human beings and animals can serve, assist, and love one another.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The tender beauty of Carroll Ballard's ''Fly Away Home'' goes well beyond what might be expected from a movie about things that hatch.
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Daniels, in a scruffy beard and wearing the apologetic look of a divorced dad who hasn't visited his kid enough, hasn't been this good in a long time.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
From bumbling infants to majestic adults, a flock hasn't been this charismatic onscreen since Hitchcock went bird-watching.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Peg Aloi
Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000
Cuteness galore, terrific aerial shots, and a healthy dose of environmental awareness.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's a movie about dreamers that, for once, doesn't make you feel like a sap for buying into their dreams.
Philip Thomas
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
It's a genuine delight and a definite thumbs aloft for kids of about six upwards.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The predictability of all this might be more palatable if the characters were better developed or more appealing.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 14, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 14, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 7, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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