Ghost Bird Reviews

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Guy Dixon
Globe and Mail
August 5, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
September 16, 2010
The movie is impressive for its sophisticated take on blind hope.
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
April 30, 2010
Scott Crocker has turned a bird-watching tale into a multilayered story that will fascinate practically everybody.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Nicolas Rapold
Village Voice
April 28, 2010
Backed by an eclectic soundtrack, Crocker's 2009 doc traces the hubbub around the decades-departed ivory-billed woodpecker, purportedly rediscovered near Brinkley, Arkansas.
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David Fear
Time Out
April 28, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/5