• Unrated, 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Documentary
  • Directed By:
    Scott Crocker
    In Theaters:
    May 6, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 11, 2011
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Ghost Bird Reviews

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Ghost Bird feels a bit flat and by-the-numbers, and at almost 90 minutes, padded.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 10, 2010
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

A story about wish fulfillment and judgment being clouded by hope.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 30, 2010
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Well-balanced, provocative, illuminating and suspenseful.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 7.85/10

April 29, 2010
Nicolas Rapold
Village Voice
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Backed by an eclectic soundtrack, Crocker's 2009 doc traces the hubbub around the decades-departed ivory-billed woodpecker, purportedly rediscovered near Brinkley, Arkansas.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 28, 2010
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

An enthusiast's documentary nearly as rare as its very possibly extinct subject.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

April 26, 2010
Guy Dixon
Globe and Mail
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An unassuming, clear-headed documentary about the hope that heaven and Earth may have actually produced a miracle, at least this time around, and allowed a species back from extinction.

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

August 5, 2011
Phil Hall
Film Threat

Offers a rueful consideration of the circumstances that drive species into extinction.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 15, 2010
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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The movie is impressive for its sophisticated take on blind hope.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 16, 2010
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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Scott Crocker has turned a bird-watching tale into a multilayered story that will fascinate practically everybody.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

April 30, 2010
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Thanks to Scott Crocker's crisply edited balance of scientific backbiting, naturalist noodling and a macro-philosophizing of what this possible rediscovery might mean, what could have been a niche-specific doc becomes something oddly compelling...

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

April 28, 2010
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